Elemi oil is extracted from the gum by steam distillation. A resinoid and resin are also produced in small quantities.
This oil is a useful for burns, eczema and wounds and in the reduction of mucous. Elemi oil can be useful with respiratory complaints as bronchitis, dry cough and excess mucus. it is also helpful in cases of heavy perspiration, cuts, wounds and skin infection. The other therapeutic properties of elemi oil are analgesic, expectorant, antiseptic and stimulant.
In vapor therapy elemi oil can be used for nervous and respiratory conditions
Elemi oil can be used in blended massage oil, or diluted in the bath,
Elemi oil has a citrus-like smell, a bit spicy and is pale in color.
The main chemical components of elemi oil are terpineol, elemicine, elemol, dipentene, phellandrene and limonene.
elemi oil can be irritating to a sensitive skin. Country of origin is Phillipines