The Benefits of Emu Oil
Research has demonstrated that emu possesses a unique oil which bears closer scrutiny as a valuable commodity in a marketplace that favors natural, environmentally friendly products and demands effective relief without side effects. Emu oil has been documented to exhibit the following properties and/or is used for the following purposes: anti-inflammatory activity, moisturizing, cholesterol reduction, penetration enhancer for topical skin products, significant epidermal prolifeative activity, non-comedogenic (non pore-clogging), significant wound healing agent to provide essential fatty acids, significantly reduces recent keloid scarring, promotes faster healing of burns with less pain and scarring, weight reduction, excellent emulsifier.
Though the oil has been used in commercial applications for some time in Australia, the first emu oil products produced in the United States did not appear until 1992.
Prior to 1990, very little research had been done on emu oil in the U.S., and until the early 1980's which marked the beginning of modern emu oil research in Australia, the therapeutic value of the oil had been a well kept secret in Australia for centuries.