Emu Oil Benefits Studied:
Bird Oil Has Penetrating Properties
The Daily Times: August 18,
1997, Salisbury, MD
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
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.