Emu Oil UseFor centuries Australian emu oil has been used as a valued medicine by the Aboriginal people, they introduced emu oil to the European settlers for medicinal use, and is still in use today. There is increasing interest from the scientific community for its reputed medicinal properties. Emu oil has traditionally been believed to assist in relieving many conditions of arthritic, joint and muscular pain without any negative side effects.
Emu oil is being used and further tested as a medical carrier, as an aid to relieve arthritis, joint and muscle pain. In addition emu oil is being used and further tested as a treatment for burn pain, wound healing and scarring.
Other traditional aboriginal emu oil use includes relief from burns, wounds, scratches, insect bites and as a skin conditioner. The claims that emu oil has skin repair properties is being studied and the results have created strong interest from the cosmetic industry. This being for the use of emu oil as an ingredient for various cosmetic applications, it is believed that emu oil will thicken and rejuvinate the skin. The doctor who conducted the first recorded emu oil trials in Australia also mentioned beneficial cosmetic use.
( see emu oil research trials )
Emu oil is found to contain; Vitamin E an anti oxident and healing agent, Vitamin A a known skin repairer, Terpines an antiseptic, Sapogens a skin softener, Linolenic Acid, Oleic Acid, an essential fatty acid that our body does not produce and is known to have anti inflammatory effects in dermal tissue. In addition it is an excellent moisturiser with very deep penetrating and non-comedogenic properties. ( see emu oil research summaries )
Emu oil is typically being used for its reputed beneficial properties to assist in: relieving arthritic, joint and muscular aches and pains, relieving itch and inflammation of insect bites, relieving dry cracked and irritated skin and a moisturiser for skin and lip care.
Emu oil is a long time traditional Australian remedy, the oil has been in use to assist in reducing pain and swelling of joints, arthritic and muscle pain, to ease sunburn, irritation of insect bites and for lip and skin care.