Have you tried using emu oil for pain? If you haven’t, you should give it a try. There have been many studies on the efficacy of emu oil in treating a wide range of illnesses. Relieving pain is one of the benefits that have been studied. In this post we will be looking at the various ways you can use emu oils. We will only focus on ways that have been proven to work, by researchers.
Treat burns and wounds
In addition to using emu oil for pain relief, the oil has been found to be quite effective in treating burns and wounds. It is highly recommended for this because it helps reduce inflammation, scarring as well as soothes skin irritation.
The efficacy of emu oil in treating burns and wounds was verified by researchers from the Southern Medical University of China. The team discovered that the topical use of emu oil reduced inflammation in scald wounds. When applied for 1 to 3 days, emu oil was found to reduce scar formation in a healed burn wound.
Emu oil is also rich in antioxidants including Vitamin A, D and E as well as Vitamin K2, linoleic acid, essential fatty acids, oleic acid and palmitic acid. When combined, all these offer amazing nourishing benefits to the skin.
Applying emu oils on the scalp offers amazing results in helping hair grow. Using the oil regularly helps hair to grow thicker. This is because the oil goes deep through the skin and stimulates the growth of hair follicles.
Dermatologists from the Boston University School of Medicine researched how emu oil helps hair to grow. They found that there was a 20 percent increase in DNA synthesis in persons who used emu oil when compared with those who used corn oil. This means there was a 20 percent increase in the activity of hair growth.
Treating a swollen knee
When your knee is swollen you can rub emu oil daily on it. After a few days, you will notice both the benefits of using emu oil for pain as well as a significant reduction in swelling. Emu oil has unique penetrative and anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce inflammation.
The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Australian Government conducted a research that showed the use of emu oil had a major effect in reducing inflammation in the human cells.
When you develop a rash after an insect bite, you can apply emu oil on the affected area. The oil offers better benefits than most steroid-based topical treatments.
Dr. Leigh Hopkins, Pharm. D. in the US said cells produce hormones which come from fatty acids. The hormones affect the aspects of the activities of a specific cell. They play a big role in inflammation, healing and dying of a cell. Failing to consume enough ‘good’ fatty acids will cause your body to work inefficiently. Emu oil is rich in ‘good’ fatty acids and can be used as a supplement.