A native flightless bird from Australia, the Emu, has been used by the Aborigines for thousands of years. Emu birds were used for both meat and their oils enormous healing benefits.
Emu’s wings are very small, about the size of a human hand, that’s why they cannot fly! They do flap them to help cool down their bodies.
Emu birds are raised commercially and are now farmed in India and China besides Australia; due to the popularity of the Emu’s oil
Emu farming is considered environmentally sustainable and the birds thrive in more humane conditions.
Emu oil comes from the fat deposits on the back of the bird.
Emu oil’s healing properties penetrate deep beneath the skin’s layers. It is anti-inflammatory, fights infections, relieves pain and treats skin both externally and internally.
The oil from Emu’s is effective on sore muscles and joints that other oils cannot penetrate.
Emu oil contains your Essential Fatty Acids (EFA), Omega 3, Linoleic acid or Omega 6, Oleic acid or Omega 9, terpenes and has Vitamin A and E.
Enormous Benefits of Emu Oil
Emu oils are composed of lipids or fat, very similar to human lipids, so the body responds well and absorbs it quickly.
- Externally, it speeds up skin healing of wounds and burns, Even protecting your skin from the sun’s rays.
- It helps with acne, is a very light oil and non-clogging, and helps fight infections.
- It can diminish red irritations, itching and other skin issues associated with Dermatitis, Eczema, Rosacea or Psoriasis.
- Emu oil is a great anti-aging benefit, deterring age problems like wrinkles, dry skin, thin papery skin and scar repair.
- Emu oil is used by women for cracked and dry breast nipples from breastfeeding.
- Internally, it can help with gastrointestinal issues like IBS, Crohn’s or arthritis, circulation, respiratory and immune systems.
Emu oil is also used for moisturizing hair and is a great anti-fungal for the nails. It is hypoallergenic and very rarely has any allergy side effects.
Emu Oil Recommended Uses
Massaging with Emu oil as a main or as a blended oil improves appearances of skin, soothes and rejuvenates muscles.
Topically, rub the oil on nails hair, scalp and anywhere on the skin you need help. It is a high potency oil so you only need a very small amount.
Orally, for internal problems, Emu oil is available in capsules as a supplement for help with heart, immune and respiratory symptoms.
Respiratory symptoms like congestion or a stuffy nose can be relieved by rubbing oil on the chest, or inside of the nose before bedtime.
Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist and Nutritional Health Consultant. Helps individuals start health programs to improve their life, wellness and happiness. Cindy is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur of several businesses.