Elemi oil is derived from the resin of Canarium luzonicum using the process of steam distillation. Canarium luzonicum belongs to the family of Burseraceae is also known as C. commune or Manila Elemi. This tree is a tropical tree which is basically found in the Philippines. It can grow as long as 98 feet (30 meters). When the leaves in this tree are sprouted it secretes a pale yellow resin, this resin is the one from which the oil is extracted. When this resin comes into contact with air it solidifies and it further prevents the secretion of more resin from the tree. Basically two qualities of This oil are exported from Manila which is the Primera and the Secunda. The Secunda is the unclean gum which is crude in nature, while the Primera is the cleansed gum. Ancient Egyptian civilizations used this oil for embalming today, the modern civilization use it in different incense, soaps, varnish and various other products.
|Botanical Name||Canarium luzonicum|
|Origin||The credit for the origination of this plant belongs to Philippines.|
|Method of Extraction & Part of Plant Used||Elemi oil is extracted using the gum of Canarium luzonicum by the process of steam distillation.|
This oil is pale in color.
The fragrance of this oil is a bit spicy and is characteristic to citrus.
|Integrants||The chemical composition of Elemi oil constitutes of terpineol, dipentene, elemicine, elemol, phellandrene, and limonene.|
|Therapeutic Properties||The therapeutic properties that are constituted in elemi oil are that of an antiseptic, analgesic, tonic, expectorant and stimulant.|
|Blends Well With||
Elemi oil has got amazing blending property with frankincense
This oil doesn’t require you to be very cautious during its usage
Expectorant: Expectorants are helpful in treating the ailment associated with congestion. Some of these diseases are like accumulation of phlegm in respiratory tract, cough, colds
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