The Australian Aborigines used emu oil for ousands of years, gaining numerous benefits, and some of these have carried over into modern times. Emu oil is a strong source of Oleic acid, which is one of the best fatty acids. Research has proven that oleic acid is important for a healthy heart diet and has a beneficial effect on cardiovascular disease. It helps to regenerate skin cells, while also having anti-inflammatory effects, and offering long lasting state of pain relief in the affected area.
Recent research and laboratory testing from Adelaide University has shown that emu oil can enhance the repair of the bowel lining and intestines of patients who suffer from intestinal ulcers resulting from chemotherapy.
Research has also shown benefits of emu oil in reducing scars and speeding the healing process; reducing irritation caused by eczema; assisting hair regrowth; and as a skin moisturiser. See the related link below on Emu oil research for more details.
Emu oil can be taken as capsules, or it can be applied topically to affected areas.
Emu oil products can be purchased at many chemists and most health food shops.
Emu oil is found in many chemists and health food stores. It really is made from emus.
Emu aren't killed FOR their oil. They're raised in emu farms and killed for their meat... The fat and meat are then separated, and the fat is melted down and refined to oil. Most of the emu is used after it is killed... The feathers, hide, even claws do not go to waste. Sad, but at least they are not being killed ONLY for the oil.
There are no studies to indicate that you should not take emu oil with Warfarin. Currently, the two seem to be a safe combination.
Emu Oil can be used as a pain releiver, particularly for arthritis and low-level sprains and swelling
Yes. Emus are farmed for both their meat and "emu oil", a substance therapeutic for arthritis and rheumatism.
The oil is taken from the fatty tissue on the top layer of the emu's back. First the fat is separated from the meat, then it's removed from the skin. The fat is then ground and then melted. The processing phase is next, during which the oil is filtered, refined, sterilised and deodorised.
Because emu oil has anti-inflammatory properties, some people have found that it can help ease the pain of conditions like shingles.