CAS Number: 8023-89-0 ; 97675-63-3
FEMA Number: 2408
EINECS Number: 307-636-0
Paras Code: PEO1067
Elemi Oil is derived by the process of steam distillation from Pili treenative to South East Asia. The tree which is mostly found growing in tropical forest areas of Philippines is known botanically as Canarium luzonicum.
Canarium luzonicum is atropical diocecious tree or shrubs found in the primary forest of Luzon and other islands that make up the Philippines, where it is believed to have originated. It has a spreading habit, alternate pinnate leaves, and small pale yellow-white flowers. This species can easily reach a height of 30 m, and those that do attain this stature have a sturdy straight trunk measuring 1 to 1.5 m in diameter.
Elemi oleoresin is contained mostly in resin channels on the inside of the bark, and is produced mainly during the rainy season. It is acquired commercially by lacerating the trunk with deep incisions, known as 'tapping'. Like other canarium trees it produces an almond shaped nut which is known locally as 'pili', and the tree is called 'malapili'. Canarium luzonicum grows mainly in Philippines, but it is also found in South and Central America, Australia, Brazil, India, the Malay peninsula, and Moluccas.
Fresh, lemony, peppery aroma reminiscent of Frankincense.
Yellow to brown colored liquid.
Elemi essential oil has antiseptic properties that can help protect the body from foreign microbes, virus, bacteria and fungus. Elemi essential oil has excellent analgesic properties making it safe to more powerful pain killing medications. In South East Asia it is used to treat congestion and breathing difficulties. Its ability to stimulate the digestive system helps to absorb and digest our food more easily. Elemi essential oil provides you with excellent, natural immune system boost which maybe valuable for people whose immune system is compromised by illness or medication. Ancient people use it to provide a nice scent to soaps and healing ointments.