Action: Elemi is antiseptic and antimicrobial..
Traditional Uses: Elemi has been used in Europe for hundreds of years in salves for skin, and is included in celebrated healing ointments, such as baum paralytique. Used by a 17th century physician J. J. Wecker, on the battle wounds of soldiers, elemi belongs to the same botanical family as frankincense (Boswellia carteri) and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). The Egyptian used elemi for embalming, and subsequent cultures discovered its benefits in skin care.
Indications: Sluggish glands, scarring, upset stomach, amoebic dysentery.
Other Uses: It is widely regarded today for soothing sore muscles, protecting and rejuvenating the skin, reducing wrinkles, and stimulating nerves. Its fragrance is very conductive to meditation.
Application: Apply topically or diffuse. It is one of the gentlest oils in aromatherapy, and suitable for use on children.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician.