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What other names is Elemi known by?

Canarium commune, Canarium indicum, Canarium luzonicum, Elemi de Manille, Élémi, Élémi de Manille, Elemi Oleoresin, Elemi Resin, Manila Elemi, Oléorésine d'Élémi, Pimela luzonica, Résine d'Élémi.

What is Elemi?

Elemi is a tree. Its resin (gum) and oil are used to make medicine.

People take elemi is for treating stomach conditions and cough and as a stimulant.

In foods and beverages, elemi is used as a flavoring.

In manufacturing, elemi is used as a fragrance in cosmetics and soaps.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Stomach conditions.
  • Coughs.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of elemi for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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