Canarium commune, Canarium indicum, Canarium luzonicum, Canarium Nut, Elemi de Manille, Élémi, Élémi de Manille, Elemi Oleoresin, Elemi Resin, Galip Nut, Kenari Nut, Manila Elemi, Manilla Elemi, Nangai, Ngali, Oléorésine d'Élémi, Pimela luzonica, Résine d'Élémi.


Overview Information

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

People use elemi for stomach upset, cough, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

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

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

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how elemi might work.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of elemi for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: Elemi is LIKELY SAFE in the amounts found in foods. There isn't enough reliable information to know if elemi is safe to use in larger, medicinal amounts or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if elemi is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.



We currently have no information for ELEMI Interactions.



The appropriate dose of elemi depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for elemi. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References


  • Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Title 21. Part 182 -- Substances Generally Recognized As Safe. Available at: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=182
  • Jost T, Sell Y, Foussereau J. Contact allergy to Manilla resin. Nomenclature and physico-chemistry of Manilla, kauri, damar and copal resins. Contact Dermatitis 1989;21(4):228-38. View abstract.
  • Sten E, Stahl Skov P, Andersen SB, et al. Allergenic components of a novel food, Micronesian nut Nangai (Canarium indicum), shows IgE cross-reactivity in pollen allergic patients. Allergy 2002;57(5):398-404. View abstract.

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