Science is proving Emu oil to be a modern miracle for the relief of pain and inflammation of injured tissues and joints. Studies and research are ongoing. Many of the claims for Emu oil are being documented by medical research and personal experiences.
In a study performed by Dr. Michael Whitehouse, Department of Pathology, University of Adelaide, Australia, and Dr. Peter Ghosh, Raymond Purves Bone and Joint Research Laboratories, University of Sydney at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia, Emu oil proved positive in the reduction of inflammation and pain associated with arthritis. Many physicians are not aware of today’s newest natural treatments, but are learning slowly. Although no medical claims for Emu oil can be made in the US, the Australian Department of Health has classified Emu oil as a pharmaceutical product and has registered it in the Therapeutic Goods’ Registry.
Dr. Robert Nicolosi, Director of the Center for Health and Disease Research at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, has been conducting research to evaluate the natural health benefits of Emu Oil. Healing, penetrating, anti-aging and cholesterol lowering studies were conducted. Nicolosi reports that “Emu Oil does have cholesterol lowering, anti-inflammatory and transdermal properties”. Nicolosi admits that he was initially skeptical but that the research results have changed his mind.
Alexander Zemtsov, M.D., M.S. at the Indiana University School of Medicine and associates from Ball Memorial Hospital found that Emu Oil was non-irritating, highly moisturizing and nurturing to the skin. Further studies found Emu Oil to be non-comedogenic, meaning it doesn’t clog pores, making Emu Oil every effective for a variety of uses.
Dr. Dan Dean, a Mount Pleasant, Michigan Physician, states that his use of Emu Oil has shown promise. “I have used Emu Oil extensively in the treatment of first, second and third degree burns,” the doctor said. “In my opinion, Emu Oil greatly contributes to skin health, providing major benefits to the patient. The complex properties and makeup of Emu Oil are exceptional for overall assistance to burn victims.
Modern research has documented that Emu oil possesses numerous beneficial qualities. Laboratory experiments and analysis of Emu oil both in Australia and in the US have confirmed that Emu oil has the ability to reduce inflammation of the joints.
Some of the Published Research: EMU OIL
Dr. William Code: Emu Cream Assists Lidocaine: Local Anesthetic Absorption through Human Skin. Emu oil based cream combined with spearmint oil and lidocaine produced a reduced sensation compared to a mixture without emu oil.
Dr. Alexander Zemtsov, Indiana University School of Medicine; Dr. Monica Gaddis, Ball Memorial Hospital; Dr. Victor Montalvo-Lugo, Ball Memorial Hospital: Moisturizing and Cosmetic Properties of Emu Oil: A Double Blind Study. Comedogenicity of emu oil was significantly lower than that of mineral oil and all subjects stated a preference for emu oil.
Dr. Michael Holick, M.D, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine: A study looking at factors that stimulate and inhibit skin and hair growth using emu oil and corn oil. “We found that there was about a 20% increase in DNA synthesis, which means that there was a 20% increase in the proliferative activity, or the growth activity of the skin that received (a processed emu oil), compared to the animals that received corn oil,”
Dr. Leigh Hopkins, American Emu Association Oil Standards Team: Composition of Emu Oil: The Micro View. Comparing emu oil to human skin oil, the fatty acid composition is quite similar. In both oils, mono-unsaturated oleic acid is the most prevalent fatty acid, followed by palmitic acid, then linoleic acid (Omega 6). The similarity may be one of the factors contributing to the positive effects of emu oil on human skin.
Dr. Thom Leahey, Arthritis Clinic Ardmore Oklahoma: In a two week, double blind, placebo controlled study of arthritis patients, seven of twelve reported significant reduction of pain, swelling and morning stiffness compared to one of eight placebo users.
Dr. Elton J. Lormand, Advanced ENT and Facial Surgery Institute, Cullman Alabama: Research showed a lessening of radiation burns in patients who applied emu oil prior to head and neck radiation treatment compared to patients who did not.
Dr. John Griswold, Timothy J. Harner Burn Center At Texas Tech University Medical Center: Long term study found a statistically significant difference in scar reduction and inflammation in emu oil treated wounds of burn victims.
Common Uses for Emu Oil
Prevent latex dermatitis
Soothe and heal rhinitis
Prevent & lessen keloids
Relieve contact dermatitis
Reduce roseola from rashes
Calm flareups from rosacea
Diminish acne inflammation
Soothe radiation treated skin
Hasten healing of cosmetic peels
Soothe new tattoos
Hasten healing of hemorrhoids
Lessen discomfort of rheumatism
Relieve pain of arthritis and bursitis
Ease the pain of diabetic neuropathys
Soften callused feet
Relieve Achilles tendentious
Lessen discomfort of sprains
Relieve sports related injuries
Protect skin from chlorine irritation
Revive tired muscles
Prevent razor burn and nicks
Moisturize cracked, chapped skin
Soothe sunburn, prevent blistering
Relieve & heal diaper rash
Heal minor cuts & scratches
Alleviate itching of bug bites
Heal canker sores and cold sores
Stop itching & burning of rashes
Moisturize face and body after bath
Relieve dry, irritated nasal passages
Reduce stretch marks on thighs & abdomen
Lessen under eye puffiness
Reduce appearance of age spots
Diminish appearance of fine lines
Enhance benefits of massage therapy
Soften dry cuticles and promote healthy nails.
Calms “hot spots” on pets
Reduce irritation of flea bites
Reduce swelling in joints and fetlocks
Emu oil contains high levels of linolenic acid—a substance known to temporarily ease joint pain, and oleic acid, a substance that has a local anti-inflammatory effect on dermal tissues.
When Emu oil was tested, it proved to be very hypo-allergenic and to have an extremely high purity level.
Emu oil is unsurpassed for its moisturizing properties. Studies found that dry aging skin increased in thickness by 2-3 times when treated with Emu oil. Age spots and wrinkles diminished noticeably.
Emu oil comforts stiff muscles and joints and reduces the inflammation and swelling of arthritic joints. When used regularly, it acts much like an analgesic without any negative side effects.
Emu oil has been found to be very effective on burns of all types including sunburn, Ist and 2nd degree burns, and radiation burns. It alleviates pain and dramatically reduces scarring and blistering.
Chronic Injuries Massage
Muscle strains, sprains, injured ligaments and even heel spurs that are experienced by athletes and other sports enthusiasts are responding well to treatment with Emu oil resulting in 50% faster healing. Many professional sports teams are now using Emu oil for massages in their training rooms.
Psoriasis & Eczema
Emu oil acts like a therapeutic balm by moisturizing the skin and reducing the itching, redness, and scaling associated with many stubborn skin conditions.
Emu oil acts as a fortifying agent for limp dry hair, helps to eliminate split ends and restores a natural healthy shine to the hair. In some cases, there have even been reports of new hair growth.
Some of the Reported Clinical Experiences
Dr. Esta Kronberg, Houston Texas Dermatologist: Began using emu oil for sunburn patients. “When I realized how well it fights inflammation, I began using it for many different problems, all with good results. It works quickly, our patients have been really pleased, and they are intrigued because it is a natural substance.” In addition to first and second degree burns, Dr. Kronberg has had good success with rosacea patients. “Even though it is an oil, it seems to heal inflamed, ruddy and raw skin.”
Dr. Marlin Dimond, Glendale Arizona Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon: Emu oil quickly healed the incisions on a double mastectomy patient with minimal scarring and put her 3-4 weeks ahead of schedule for reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Dan Dean, Shepard Michigan: After emu oil saved his thoroughbred race horse – regrowing it’s hair and returning it’s stamina following an allergic reaction – Dr. Dean further researched the oil and began using it with patients. He routinely uses it with skin sores, ulcerations, abrasions and burns. When an 80 year old diabetic with gangrene of the toes and serious heel ulceration, scheduled for a foot amputation was referred to him, he was able to heal the foot with emu oil and save it from amputation.
- EmuPharm, Why Emu Oil Works, Dr. Leigh Hopkins
Explore Magazine, Volume 8 Number 1 1997, Emu Oil: The Undiscovered Secret, Serena DuBois
- Nexus Magazine, Volume 6 Number 3, April/May 1999, Food For The Skin – An Absorbing Report, Maurice J. Czarniak BSc, BPharm, FPS
- American Oil Chemist Society Newsletter on Ratites, Processing of Ratite Oils, E. Hernandez, Food Protein R & D Center Texas A & M University
- American Emu Association News, September 1994, October/November 1994, March 1995.
- Emu, Today and Tomorrow, November 1994, July 1995, October 1995, February 1996.
- Experimental Study to Determine the Anti-Arthritic Activity of New Emu Oil Formulation, 1993, Dr. Peter Ghosh at Royal North Shore Hospital of Sydney, Australia and Dr. Michael Whitehouse at University of Adelaide, Australia
- Moisturizing and Cosmetic Properties of Emu Oil: A Double Blind Study, 1994, Dr. Alexander Zemtsov, Indiana University School of Medicine: Dr. Monica Gaddis, Ball Memorial Hospital; and Dr. Victor Montalvo-Lugo, Ball Memorial Hospital
- Composition of Emu Oil: The Micro View, 1997, Dr. Leigh Hopkins, AEA Oil Standards Team
- Emu Cream Assists Lidocaine: Local Anesthetic Absorption through Human Skin, 1997, Dr. William Code
Some Kind Words From Our Customers
“Recently I was introduced to your Emu oil. I suffer with eczema and have all my life. I tried your Emu oil…It worked very well on my cracked hands and feet.” Eugene, NH