|Latin Name :||Canarium luzonicum|
|English Name :||Elemi|
|French Name :||Élémi|
|Origin :||France, Philippines|
History and Origin
Canarium luzonicum or elemi is a large tree from the Philippines or neighbouring countries. The gum it produces is also called elemi. It appears at the first leaf growth and becomes solid on contact with air. It is similar to honey. The gum has been known for a long time. The Egyptians were using it for embalming mummies. Today, it is mainly used in the cosmetic industry.