5 Health Benefits and Great Uses of Elemi Essential Oil

Elemi is a tree most commonly present in the tropical areas or forests of the Philippines. Elemi essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from the gum of the elemi tree. People often use this oil in cosmetics, soaps, and perfumes. It also works as a natural remedy for few health issues, thanks to its analgesic, antiseptic, stimulant, expectorant and tonic abilities.

Benefits and Uses of Elemi Essential Oil

  1. Infection protection

Its natural antiseptic properties can help protect the body against infection. The oil fights off harmful microbes, fungi, bacteria and viruses. Also it can provide protection against tetanus and sepsis. Elemi oil helps preventing external wounds from becoming infected. It also prevent infection in the urethra, urinary tract, urinary bladder, kidneys intestines, colon and stomach.

  1. Analgesic Properties

Elemi essential oil has analgesic properties and works as a natural remedy when we are feeling under the weather. The oil is effective in reducing pain related to fever, colds, sprains and other wounds. This oil also helps cure migraines and headaches as well as pain in the muscles, joints and ears. Until now there aren’t any negative side effects.

elemi essential oil cold relief

  1. Eases Breathing

It is a natural expectorant that can help ease breathing and clear congestion in the nose, lungs and throat. The oil clears the respiratory tracts by removing the accumulation of phlegm in the trachea, bronchi and lungs. Elemi oil helps heal congestion naturally in order to make breathing less painful and easier.

  1. Elemi essential oil – Natural Stimulant

The simulant properties of this essential oil helps increasing circulation as well as the secretion of enzymes and hormones from the endocrinal glands. The oil works to increase the discharge of bile and other gastric juices into the stomach. Its stimulant properties also help stimulate the production of milk in new mothers and nervous system responses.

elemi essential oil stimulates breast milk

  1. Natural Tonic

If you want to keep the body healthy and functioning properly then use this oil. It works to tone the systems in the body, including the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, cardiovascular, nervous and endocrinal systems. Elemi oil boosts the immune system naturally in order to promote a healthy immune response. It helps the body fight infectins while working to keep the body’s systems running smoothly.

Caution: There are no known side effect. However, in people with certain skin types the oil may cause irritation. If your skin is  very sensitive or extra sensitive, be cautious when using the oil. Do not apply it to the skin of babies or young children. If you have sensitive skin, carefully dilute the oil with carrier oil like coconut oil.

 

 

Source: DavidWolfe

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