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Elemi - Aromatheraphy Essentail Oil
(Canarium Luzonicum)

ELEMIElemi is distilled from the gum-resin exudates of a tree found in the Philippines and South America. Elemi has been used in Europe for 500 years in salves and liniments. It has many medicinal uses for healing wounds, the respiratory tract and inflammations. In perfumery it is a freshener and top note component. The aroma is light fresh, lemon like, spicy one.

Origin of Elemi

Distilled from the gum-resin exudates of a tree found in the Philippines and South America.

Properties of Elemi oil

Elemi is bitter, astringent, pungent in taste with heating and drying energy. It acts as expectorant, astringent, anti-inflammatory, vulnerary and stimulant.

Most common Uses

Used as massage oil
As compress and salve
For inhalation, liniments and as perfume oil

Mixes well with: lemon, cajuput, basil, myrtle, eucalyptus, cinnamon, olibanum, Labdanum, rosemary, lavender and sage.

Warning: may cause skin irritation; use only small amount.
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