Our Ten Favorite Benefits of Emu Oil

Our Ten Favorite Benefits of Emu Oil

Debra Murray |

 

Emu Oil is a natural substance that comes from the adipose tissue of the emu, a large bird that is native to Australia. It is flightless, so many people farm it for healthy meat and leather. The use of emu oil can be dated back to the aborigines of Australia who knew of its remarkable properties. They slathered it onto their skin and wounds regularly. Because of this, research has been done to find what other benefits are hidden inside it. They have discovered that there are at least ten more amazing benefits of pure Emu Oil.  

 

Penetrative Properties

Emu oil doesn't sit on top of the skin like other oils do. It penetrates deeper than the epidermis which offers lasting moisture that doesn't wash away.  

 

Anti-Inflammatory Agent

Pain and other diseases are often caused by inflammation from the body's immune system attacking healthy tissue. By reversing this inflammation, the body can heal itself. That is why many people take this oil in a capsule form and apply it liberally to areas that are injured.  

 

Lessens Irritation 

Diseases like psoriasis and eczema that cause skin irritation and discomfort are difficult to treat because the skin is so sensitive. Most creams only make the skin red and itchy, but by applying emu oil topically, symptoms of psoriasis and eczema can be lessened.  

 

Natural Brain Booster

Pure emu oil is high in Omega-3 and Omega-6 that are needed for healthy brain functioning. So when it is used regularly, it helps to boost memory and concentration in people who are deficient in these vitamins. It is so safe that it can be used on children and infants. 

 

Reduces the Size and Thickness of Scars

The appearance of scar tissue can be improved by applying emu oil to it regularly. It softens the skin and makes it more elastic. Of course, it works best if it is applied to a wound that is beginning to heal right away.  

 

Improves the Appearance of Bruises

The anti-inflammatory properties of emu oil reduces the swelling and discoloration of bruises fast. Just rub a little on the area twice a day. Or dip a cotton ball in the oil, and tape it to the bruise.  

 

Improves Hair Loss

If a person is suffering from baldness or thinning hair, they can try rubbing pure prime emu oil into their scalp, since it has been shown to reverse hair loss. As an added bonus, it acts like a conditioner to moisturize the hair and help control frizz too.  

 

Soothes Dry Skin

Emu oil works better than many lotions for soothing dry, flaky skin. It helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles and it contains no harsh chemicals that can cause redness. 

 

Eases Pain in the Joints and Muscles

Pain is relieved fast when this oil is rubbed into sore joints and muscles. Those who have arthritis and fibromyalgia find it especially comforting. It also works well for people who have pain from sports injuries. 

 

Stimulates Skin Growth

Studies have shown that damaged skin can be regenerated by applying this oil. It stimulates the growth of new skin to replace what was lost. So people who have been burned or cut can regrow healthy skin faster than they would otherwise. 

 

Sources: 

http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4925446_how-emu-oil-extracted.html

http://www.webmd.com/arthritis/about-inflammation

https://www.bluespringwellness.com/blogs/the-wellness-blog/end-suffering-from-dry-itchy-skin