Elemi essential oil has a balsamic aroma with a little tinge of lemon scent. It comes in yellow color and emits a fragrance that can be likened to that of frankincense. The essential oil from this tropical tree blends well with other essential oils including those of cinnamon, frankincense, myrrh, and other spice essential oils. Other names by which elemi is known for are elemi gum, Manila elemi, and elemi resin.
Elemi Essential Oil Benefits
A good look into the various elemi essential oil properties will make it easier for one to understand the equally many elemi essential oil benefits that one can obtain from the essential oil of this tree.Some of these are as follows:
- The essential oil of elemi has a tonic property, which means it is able to tone up all the organic systems in the body including the cardiovascular system, circulatory system, neurotic system, digestive system, respiratory system, and the endocrinal system. Toning up all these systems also mean enhancing the overall immune system of the body.
- An effective stimulant, the essential oil from the tropical tree elemi stimulates abundant production of milk in the breasts, menstrual discharges, nervous response, respiration, circulation, and just about any of the functions of the body.
- As a good expectorant, this essential oil loosens catarrh and phlegm and easily flushes them out either with stool or with cough. It likewise helps clear out any congestion in the nose and lungs and therefore makes breathing easier.
It should be noted however that the essential oil could cause an irritation on certain skin types so it must not be used on babies.