Elemi (Canarium luzonicum) has a spicy, incense-like scent that is soft and somewhat balsamic. A member of the same botanical family as frankincense and myrrh, it has been used traditionally in Europe for the skin and is included in celebrated healing ointments such as baume paralytique. Seventeenth-century physician J. J. Wecker used it on the battle wounds of soldiers.
Elemi is highly regarded for smoothing wrinkles, skin protection, and for soothing muscles after exercise.*
How to use: For dietary, aromatic or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of rice or goat’s milk or put one drop into a capsule. Then take one capsule before each meal or as desired.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.