Emu Oil is harvested from the fat of the Australian emu. It is rich in oleic acid, an omega-9 non-essential fatty acid.
Indigenous Australians are credited with discovering the medicinal uses of Emu Oil. Sufferers of various ailments were wrapped in a freshly harvested emu skin. The heat of the sun was used to liquefy the emu fat and enhance its absorption qualities. Today Emu Oil is harvested entirely from farm-bred animals.
Emu Oil contains vitamins A, E and Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Emu Oil has a natural anti-inflammatory action and is edible as a dietary supplement. Omega-9 fatty acid, containing oleic acid, occurs naturally in the human body. The oleic acid is deeply penetrating and can transport other compounds through the top layers of skin down to muscle tissue. As a result, Emu Oil does not clog the pores or cause acne and leaves no greasy residue on the skin. It does not contain steroids, hormones or bacteria. Emu Oil comes in capsule, liquid or cream form.
MEDICAL USEEmu Oil has significant anti-inflammatory effects and has been used both for cosmetic and medical reasons. Cosmetic Uses: - Smooths and conditions rough elbows, knees and heels. - Soften and moisturise hands and cuticles. - Reduce itching and flakiness of dry skin. - Protect face and hands from wind and weather (Note: Emu Oil is not a sunscreen). - Assist in repair of skin damage, including scars, wrinkles and stretch marks. Medical Uses: - Used to improve the appearance of healing burns. Note: Emu Oil is not intended for first aid burns treatment. - May relieve the symptoms of arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. - May also treat eczema, psoriasis, abrasions and scars.