Emu Oil Benefits Studied:
Bird Oil Has Penetrating Properties

The Daily Times: August 18, 1997, Salisbury, MD

Bakersfield, Calif.-

Scientists at Boston University Medical Center and Auburn University have concluded that oil derived from the fat of the emu, a large flightless bird native to Australia, is a highly penetrating anti-inflammatory agent that quickly relieves the pain brought on by some forms of arthritis, lupus, as well as muscle and joint soreness.

The oil has been shown to penetrate the skin more than twice as fast as mineral oil, which is the main ingredient in many pain relief creams and skin care products.

Dr. Michael Holick of Boston University Medical Center explained that emu oil also accelerates skin cell regeneration which is promising news for people with wrinkles, stretch marks, and skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis.

In addition, some hospitals have begun experimenting with emu oil as an ingredient in topical anesthetics and as a tool to accelerate recovery time in surgeries.

Dr. John Griswold of the Harner Burn Center in Lubbock Texas, believes that emu oil may revolutionize the treatment of burn victims because of emu oil's ability to generate new skin cells so quickly.