Studies have shown that emu oil has great moisturizing and skin penetration properties (1) but it is the anti-inflammatory properties of emu oil that are of most interest to people with problem skin. Previous studies have demonstrated the anti-inflammatory effects of emu oil on a variety of ailments (2 - 4) and specifically its effectiveness at reducing inflammation of the skin (5). Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis are all associated with inflammation of the skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of emu oil may help fight these conditions while the moisturizing properties may provide relief from the symptoms.
The skin healing properties of emu oil have also been demonstrated in studies on wound healing (6) and burns caused by both hot water and fire (3) all of which showed that these different types of damage to the skin were markedly improved by treatment with emu oil. Emu oil has been used in traditional medicine by Aborigines to reduce inflammation associated with a number of different conditions (7) whereby the emu skin, with subcutaneous fat still attached, was worn over the affected area to provide relief. Emu oils are not all equal. Only Emu 100% Pure Emu Oil is Pharmaceutical Grade oil and as our regular customers know it is the best on the market.
1. Zemstov,A et al. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 37: 159-162, (1996).
2. Snowden, JM and Whitehouse MW. Inflammophar
macology, 5: 127-132, (1997).
3. Lagniel, C and Torres, AM. Burns, 33, S1: 48A (2007).
4. Lindsay, RJ et al. British Journal of Nutrition, 104: 513-519, (2010).
5. Lopez, A et al. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 60, 12: 1558-1561, (1999).
6. Politis, MJ and Dmyrowich, A.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 102: 2404-2407
7. Whitehouse, MW et al. Inflammopharmacology, 6: 1-7, (1998).
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