The Australian Aborigines were the first to use Emu oil. They found it an amazing source of pain relief and helped the quick healing of wounds. Today it is used internally and externally to aid many other conditions.
Emu oil works so well because it is able to penetrate deep down into the skin rather than settling on the surface like most lotions and because it contains Omega 3 and 6 it moisturises the skin. It’s the Omega 3 and 6 that give oil its anti-inflammatory and pain killing properties.
Arthritis, acne, burns, bruises, cuts and sciatica are just some of the conditions that Emu oil can help treat. It can also have major beneficial effects on painful joints providing pain relief as well as lowering cholesterol and helping to minimise hair loss.
What is it about Emu oil that makes it work so well? The answer is that it contains important fatty acids that assist cell growth and regeneration. Emu oil contains Omega 3 that helps reduce your cholesterol levels and any inflammation of the skin.
Omega 6 is another important fatty acid present in emu oil that helps with pain relief in aching joints. This is important for general well being and maintenance. It plays an important role in lowering blood pressure, preventing blood clotting and regulating body temperature.
Emu oil’s pH level makes it a perfect moisturiser as it is very similar to the pH level of human skin, and so is able to speed up the healing of dry and cracked skin.
One painful side effect of diabetes is dry skin that can eventually turn into painful sores. By using Emu oil regularly it can prevent the skin from drying out therefore preventing these sores.
Another painful condition is Osteoarthritis. This is when the cartilage in the joints breaks down causing swelling and in many cases severe pain. Emu oil can work quickly to help relieve the pain with its anti-inflammatory properties penetrating deep into the skin to reduce the swelling.
Emu oil can also help with another condition suffered by thousands of people… hair loss. By using Emu oil shampoo, which penetrates deeply into the scalp, dormant hair follicles can be stimulated to produce new hair growth leading to a fuller, stronger, thicker head of hair.
Most of us are aware that Coconut products are great for healthy hair. Emu oil shampoo is completely organic and makes use of Coconut derived products which avoids the need to use Sodium Lauryl Sulphate or SLS which can contribute to hair loss.
No two batches of Emu oil are the same in appearance. This is because the oil does come from the Emu bird. It is usually a cloudy yellow colour which is odourless. Another great point to mention is that is does not clog the pores because of the speed that it soaks into the skin. This makes it the perfect choice for those with skin irritations and acne sufferers.
As well as its anti-inflammatory use it is also hypo-allergenic allowing everyone to use it including those with very sensitive skin and babies. It helps draw blood to the surface helping circulation and speeding up recovery. It also contains natural anti-bacterial properties and is a perfect choice for rashes and insect bites.
We can now benefit from the knowledge of the Aborigines who have been using Emu oil successfully for hundreds of years.
Emu oil is proving to be a revolutionary alternative medicine. Akira Weber provides a wealth of information about this amazing natural product on her newest website Emu Oil Benefits. She also explores the benefits of Emu oil for hair and how it can help with hair loss and thinning.