If you are reading this, you have heard a lot of talk regarding the benefits of using emu oil. But what exactly is this oil, where does it come from and how can you use it to enjoy maximum benefits? In this post, we will be answering these and more questions about this amazing oil.
Where it comes from
Emu oil comes from the fat of an emu. The emu is a fast-running, flightless bird that is native to Australia. The bird is mainly farmed for its oil, leather and low-fat, high-protein meat. The oil is extracted from the thick layers of fat on the emu. The oil has been in use since time immemorial. The efficacy of this oil in helping the skin heal and aiding with digestion and lowering cholesterol levels can be attributed to the high levels of fatty acids fount in it. The oil was used by native Australians thousands of years ago to help with the healing of wounds as well as protecting the skin from wind and sun. Today, there are so many uses of this oil.
How it is used
Since the beginning, the oil has been used topically to moisturize the skin as well as treat minor skin irritations and cuts. It is also applied on burns, acne, and wrinkles to improve healing and appearance. Researchers have also found that the oil helps with pain relief, can treat arthritis, lower cholesterol as well as trigger hair growth. Some people also use the oil to treat diabetes, attention deficit disorder and Lyme disease.
The key reason emu oil is so effective in treating the skin and alleviating pain is because of its deep penetration. Once it is applied, it goes deep into the skin to deliver its benefits. It can also be used with other products to help with penetration into the deeper layers of the skin.
Thanks to there been so many manufacturers processing the oil, it is available in many forms. You can find it as a lotion, cream, shampoo, soap, lip balm and can also be taken as a capsule. Capsules contain about 500 milligrams to 1 gram of the oil.
While emu oil offers myriad benefits, it is important to note that how the oil has been processed matters. Some manufacturers use additives to distinguish their oil from the others. While this may seem harmless, some additives end up triggering allergic reactions in some patients. If you want to rip the most benefits from this oil, you need to stick with reputable manufacturers and purchase the oil from reputable suppliers.
There are many uses of emu oil but not all of them are backed by research. If you have an underlying medical condition, it is always good to consult your doctor before using this oil.