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Emu Oil

Emu Oil

Emu Oil is a kind of oil which has been derived from a flightless bird which is indigenous of Australia named Dromaiusnovaehollandiae. This oil has been refined from the adipose tissue of this bird. It is a wealthy resource of some complex and essential fatty acids and is very healthy for our skin, hair. It is very easily absorbed by our skin.

Benefits of taking Emu Oil

  • It is an essential moisturizer that nourishes our skin, hair and used as massage oil which will make you feel relaxed and soothes you
  • It is also used for lowering down the cholesterol levels in the blood
  • It has also been showing its effects in relieving from joint pains and swelled muscles
  • Effective in retaining elasticity of skin and a great boon for psoriasis treatment
  • It acts as a wonderful anti-aging agent

Natural Sources of Emu Oil
Since it is an oil that has been derived from animal source i.e. from a flightless bird so it is not naturally found from any other environmental source. It can be found in speciality stores normally in Australia and U.S or directly from the farms where these birds are cultured.

When should you take Emu Oil?
You should not take Emu Oil without proper supervision of your doctor sine this oil has got the capability of interfering with the action of other drugs. In that case it can be detrimental if you are already under medication for any other problem. It acts like a bleached treatment for skin that prevents anti-aging, appearance of wrinkles, tightening of skin, helps to get rid of dandruff etc.

When should you avoid Emu Oil?
It has the property of interacting with other therapeutic agents so before its consumption, it needs to be checked whether it is interfering with the combination of drug you are taking. Young kids should avoid it. Women who are pregnant and all the lactating mothers should not consume it.

Quantity to be taken
Yet the dose for Emu Oil has not been standardised. But it is used normally as a oil for several purposes as mentioned. Now, certain companies have launched emu oil capsules in market that can be taken after doctor’s recommendation as a supplement for omega fatty acids as well as certain complex vitamins.

Expert Tips/Precautions:

  • People undergoing medication should not use it without seeking advice of doctor
  • Emu Oil should be avoided by lactating mothers as well as pregnant women.