Elemi essential oil has many health benefits which can be attributed to its properties as tonic, stimulant, expectorant, analgesic and antiseptic substance. Elemi is a tree which is found in tropical forests of the Philippines and some neighboring nations. The botanical name of elemi is Canarium Luzonicum. Elemi essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the gum which is obtained from the elemi tree. The main components of the elemi essential oil are terpineol, phellandrene, limonene, elemol, elemicine and dipentene. Elemi essential oil is mainly used in paint industries, perfume, cosmetics and soap. Also it is believed that the elemi essential oil has been used in the ancient Egypt for embalming mummies. The elemi essential oil blends well with sage, myrrh, rosemary, lavender and frankincense essential oils. There are not known side effects from the usage of elemi essential oil except that it can be irritating for people with certain skin types. If you have baby, then you should not apply the elemi essential oil on its skin. It is found that the elemi essential oil is beneficial home remedy for treating chills, mumps, digestive disorders, joint pain and sinusitis.
Health benefits of elemi essential oil
Tonic for the body: Tonic is a substance which tones up your body. There are many people who remember that they have taken daily doses of tonic in their childhood. Parents are saying that tonics are very important for our health because it can keep us free of diseases and that we can quickly grow if we take these tonics. Tonic can help in the growth and proper functioning of our bodies by toning up all our organic systems which are functioning in our bodies such as the endocrinal, nervous, excretory, neural, circulatory, cardiovascular, digestive and respiratory systems. Also it can boost your immune system.
Acts as stimulant: This essential oil can stimulate almost all of the functions in your body. It stimulates the discharge of bile and other gastric juices into the stomach, the secretion of hormones and enzymes from the endocrinal glands and it stimulates circulation. Also it can stimulate the nervous responses in which are included those who are affecting neurons in your brain, menstrual discharges, peristaltic motion of the intestines, the heartbeat as well as the production and secretion of milk in the breasts. These last two are due to the stimulating effect which has the elemi essential oil on some hormones such as progesterone and estrogen.
Benefits and uses of elemi essential oil
Eases breathing: When we are suffering from breathing troubles, then we have a need for an efficient expectorant such as the elemi essential oil. Also this is a very effective home remedy for congestion in the nose and lungs and exhausting coughs which are due to the accumulation of catarrh or phlegm in the respiratory tracts, including lungs, trachea and bronchi. It can loosen phlegm or catarrh and it can help it to come out either through coughing or in the stool. This essential oil can clear the congestion and it can make your breathing easier.
Analgesic properties: We all know why we are using analgesic but also we want to be sure that they will not have any side effect. The elemi essential oil can function efficiently without having any side effect. The elemi essential oil is very effective home remedy in cutting down pain that is related to sprains, fevers or colds. Also it can help to cure pain in the ears, pain in the joints, muscular pain, migraines and headaches.
Protects from infections: The antiseptic property of elemi essential oil was a reason why it has been used in the ancient Egypt. This property of the elemi essential oil can protect you against every possible infection in which are included those from viruses, fungi, bacteria, microbes, along with providing protection against tetanus and septic. It can protect wounds. Also it is effective in preventing infections in the stomach, intestines, kidneys, colon, urinary tract, urinary bladder, urethra and other internal organs, whether there is some form of ulcer, wound or other potentially hazardous condition.