Emu oil is unsurpassed for its ability to moisturize the skin. Studies found that dry, aging skin increased in thickness by 2-4 times when treated with Emu oil. Age spots and wrinkles diminished noticeably.
Emu oil has been found to be very effective in treating burns of all types including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns, sunburns, and radiation burns. It alleviates pain and dramatically speeds healing, reduces scarring and blistering, and relieves the itching during healing.
Psoriasis & Eczema
Emu oil acts like a therapeutic balm by moisturizing the skin and reducing the itching, redness and scaling associated with many stubborn skin conditions.
Emu oil loosens stiff muscles and joints, reduces inflammation and swelling of arthritic joints, and increases flexibility. When used regularly, it acts much like an analgesic without any negative side effects.
Chronic Injuries (Massage)
Muscle sprains, strains, injured joints, ligaments, and even heel spurs experienced by athletes and other sports enthusiasts are responding well to treatment with emu oil. Many professional sports teams are now using Emu oil for massages in their training rooms.
Emu oil acts as a fortifying agent for limp dry hair, helps to eliminate split ends, and restores a natural healthy shine to the hair. There is decreased loss of hair due to improved health of scalp cells, and in some cases, there have even been reports of new hair growth.
How to use Emu Oil
Place a few drops of Emu oil in the palm of the hand and massage into the affected area. If the oil is thick and lotion-like, the bottle may be placed in a cup of warm water for a few minutes to liquefy. This warm, thin oil will penetrate the skin more easily and bring faster results. Apply oil several times a day as needed. The skin should not feel oily when you are finished. Emu oil has no odor and will not stain clothing if a thin film is applied.
Recent Scientific Research
An increasingly large number of medical specialists are discovering the beneficial properties of emu oil and are adopting it into their treatment techniques.
Dr. Leigh Hopkins, a clinical Professor of Pharmacy, has researched the benefits of emu oil for internal consumption. He observes that dry skin and an increase in skin problems may be due to the reduction of fats in the diet. “…everyone should have adequate intake of at least 50 essential nutrients, and that includes the essential fats that are contained in emu oil” says Hopkins.
Dr. Howard Hagglund, a physician who stays physically fit by working out with a trainer, notes that emu oil works well for arthritis, injuries and exercise regimes.
Dr. Bernard J. Hersh, a Podiatrist who uses emu oil in the treatment of feet says, “The fact is that emu oil really is therapeutic in keeping a moisture barrier within the skin so that it doesn’t dry and crack.”
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