(not official) - A concrete resinous exudation, probably from Canarium commune (nat. ord. Bursaraceae).




A soft unctuous mass, becoming harder and yellowish by age. Strong fennel-like odor. Resembling Elemi. - Asafoetida, Galbanum, and Ammoniacum, but Elemi is known by its odor.


The chief constituents are - (1) Resinous bodies, 80 per cent. (2) A volatile oil.

Action And Therapeutics Of Elemi

Elemi acts like volatile oils generally, but is only used as a stimulating disinfectant ointment which was formerly official in B. P. as elemi, 1; ointment, 4.