Emu Oil’s Anti-Inflammatory Capabilities
Emu Oil has been around for hundreds of years, initially used by the Australian Aborigines to treat sunburns, dry skin, insect bites and joint and muscle pain. Today, emu oil has been well researched, with one of the stand out properties of emu oil being its potent anti-inflammatory abilities.
Many arthritis sufferers have noticed a great relief in pain when using emu oil on their skin, and due to its well known ability to relieve joint/muscle pain and inflammation it has become the main ingredient in a lot of arthritis relief creams.
Other studies on emu oil have shown an increase in burn wound healing and a reduction in scar formation. In-fact, the list goes on for the many benefits emu oil holds, here is a few more;
- Relieves arthritis symptoms
- Helps alleviate pain and stiffness
- Helps with psoriasis
- Relieves muscle aches and pains
- Helps moisturise dry skin
- Reduces wrinkles
- Relieves symptoms of carpal tunnel
- Relieves eczema
- Relieves gout symptoms
- Assists wound healing
One of the main reasons emu oil has shown to be so effective is that that the fatty acid makeup of human skin is almost identical to that of emu oil; which means it is quickly absorbed. This property is one of the reasons why many people have found that using emu oil assists in treating dry skin, skin irritations and eczema while also noticing an increase in skin elasticity and thickness.
Other properties in emu oil which also help play a roll in skin health include vitamins E and A, oleic acid (promotes blood circulation and skin cell regeneration), sapogens (skin softener), a non-comedogenic (meaning the oil doesn’t clog up in the pores of the skin), ability to prevent bacteria growth and its hypoallergenic properties (not known to cause skin irritation) as well as containing linoleic acid which is known to restore skin damage.
With these properties of emu oil in mind, it’s also easy to see that emu oil has the ability to relieve pain; especially as emu oil also contains essential fatty acids Omega3 Omega6 and Omega9. In-fact, the anti-inflammatory abilities emu oil has shown has been similar to the results of some anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin.
Many athletes including professional athletes, fitness centers and sports medicine physicians use emu oil on a regular basis with great results; soothing muscles and joints as well as assisting in fast relief from leg craps, athlete’s foot and muscle pulls are only some of the few properties athletes have experienced benefit from when using emu oil.
Emu oil is readily available around Australia and most parts of the world. It is also found in many pain relief creams/gels (especially when focusing on arthritis) which have also shown great results. Pain relief cream such as Australia’s Pain Away include only the natural ingredients of emu oil, arnica montana, rosemary oil and eucalyptus oil and is used by many arthritis sufferers and Australian sports athletes because it works wonders!