The fact that you are reading this means you have done some research on what is emu oil. If you haven’t, here is a short summary. Emu oil is the oil extracted from the fat of an Emu (Dromaius novaehallandiae). The emu is a bird that looks like an ostrich and is native to Australia. A single bird can produce an average of 250 ounces of oil. With that out of the way, let’s take a look at what in emu oil makes it the perfect oil to help with cuts and burns.
It is an Anti-inflammatory
Many studies have been done to verify various claims about the effects of emu oils. Some of those studies focus on the ability of the oil to reduce swelling and pain. The reason this oil can help with cuts and burns is because of its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. When applied to an affected area, the oil penetrates deep through the skin layers and delivers its anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that ingesting emu oil will also help reduce general irritation.
Stimulate the skin
Applying the oil to burnt or injured skin will increase skin cell regeneration. This is what speeds up healing. In addition to that, emu oil helps lock in skin dampness which makes the skin less susceptible to drying out or breaking. The regular application of the oil will thus speed up healing and reduce skin damage.
In addition to increasing the number of healthy skin cells, the regular use of emu oil can help stimulate the skin to reduce skin wrinkles and reduce scarring. The oil is also recommended for use by persons with sensitive skin and to treat various conditions including seborrheic dermatitis and skin wounds. It also helps with rosacea, alopecia, shingles and hypopigmentation.
Stimulates hair growth
One of the worst things about cuts and burns is that they affect the hair follicles. This means in most cases hair will not grow in the affected area. This is more so if the cut or burn was severe. The good news is that emu oil can help stimulate hair follicles and trigger hair to grow. When you regularly apply pure emu oil together with drops of peppermint oil on the affected area, including the scalp, you will start noticing new hair development. Early studies done on mice showed that applying emu oil helps new hair follicles to generate. You should apply the oil to the affected skin and also take the oil orally for maximum results. Ingesting emu oil will also help your fragile nails and hair. Keep in mind that the results don’t occur overnight. It takes time.
These are just some of the reasons emu oil is the best choice to help with cuts and burns. Be careful where you buy the oil from. Not every manufacturer is out to offer quality products.