Need insect remedies? -- try going to
pesky mosquito zeroing in on your arm. Chiggers nipping at your ankles?
Fire ants wreaking havoc in your sandals? Ouch!
Doesn't sound like much fun, does it? But buggy intruders have
become the rule for outdoor events like hiking adventures, fishing outings
and camping trips.
Itching, twitching and scratching, you flee to the medicine cabinet for a
remedy, only to find it overflowing with products, most of which are
barely used because they don't work. But look no further.
After years of use and study, emu oil is proving to be the answer to the
biting and stinging insects of the summer.
"Emu oil is an effective remedy to most insect bites and stings
because it is non-greasy, odorless and absorbs quickly," said Neil
Williams, president of the American Emu Association.
Originally from Australia, the Emu is a member of the ratite family.
The native Aborigines have known of the healing properties of emu oil for
centuries. Now, emu oil has become popular for it's anti-sting and
"It's also perfect for hunters who need something to apply to bites
or stings without repelling game with strong odors," Williams added.
To treat insect bites, apply emu oil to the affected area for relief.
For painful bites, such as scorpion and jellyfish stings, a little emu oil
will ease the pain.
To help prevent infections that may result from insect bites, Dr.
Zemtsov of the Indiana University Medical School, said, "Emu oil is
bacteriostatic and does not promote bacterial growth, that makes for an
Emu oil is also excellent for sunburn relief, moisturizing the skin to
avoid peeling as it magically relieves the burning pain and the redness
that lingers after a day in the sun. And it also moisturizes parched
skin after any outdoor adventure.
So, for the next backyard barbecue, a day at the lake or that next camping
trip, make emu oil a part of your first aid kit. It's healing,
soothing properties will make any outing more comfortable.
For information about emu oil, contact the American Emu Association at
800-304-8768 or visit their web site at http://www.aea-emu.org/.
with permission from www.emuszine.com