What is Emu Oil?

What is Emu Oil?

Emu oil is derived from the fat of a flightless bird, the Emu, native to Australia. It is high in Omega’3, Omega 6 and Omega 9, the essential fatty acids that are natural inflammation fighters.

The Aborigines of Australia have used emu fat for 1000’s of years and knew it worked for treating infections.

Today, it has become very popular, even medical doctors are recommending it for help on burns and infections.

14 Benefits of Emu Oil

  1. Helps relieve muscle and joint pain. Studies have found that using Emu oil topically can be just as effective for decreasing inflammation as Ibuprofen.
  2. Emu oil has the ability to be bacteriostatic, meaning it can stop the bacteria from reproducing.
  3. Boosts the immune system due to the linoleic acid; this helps treat antibiotic resistant bacteria that cause gastritis like H. Pylori. Emu oil has the Vitamin A and essential fatty acids that are responsible for immune system function.
  4. Relieves pain from breast feeding. A published study in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine says that topical use of emu oil helped heal and sooth the nipple, areola, of dry, cracked skin due to breastfeeding.
  5. Lowers cholesterol.
  6. Emu oil has a hormone like compound eicosanoids that exhibits many healing mechanisms. This is what helps with the inflammation and pain.
  7. Contains a lot of vitamin A and E that are natural skin healers.
  8. Linoleic acid in Emu oil helps ease muscle aches and joint pains.
  9. Oleic acid in emu oil is a proven skin regenerator and effective wrinkle eraser for aging skin.
  10. Emu oil also contains Sapogenin, which is a skin softener.
  11. It also has a compound, terpines, which are powerful antiseptics.
  12. Emu oil is a proven transdermal agent that provides more permanent pain relief due to the fact that it penetrates the skin by 2-3-inches, versus many other topical menthol related products, which are only temporary. This also helps burn patients.
  13. Emu oil helps with many complicated skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, shingles and lupus. It also is good for fungal issues.
  14. It is a great anti -aging oil; helping with age spots, wrinkles and increases skin thickness, versus the thin skin seen from aging. 

You can use Emu oil as a massage, or rubbed on to specific skin problem areas. It can be taken both internally and externally.

Internally, emu oil can help heal gut inflammation from disease like Chrohn’s or colitis.

Biological compounds of emu oil make it very similar to human skin, that is why it can break through the barriers and penetrate deep within the surface of the skin.

This is why it Emu oil can be a good carrier oil adding essential oils and any other product like glucosamine or MSM for pain and inflammation which it will absorb into the body quickly.






Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist, is a Natural Health Consultant helping individuals start health programs to improve their life, wellness and happiness. Cindy is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur of several businesses.




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