Emu oil is an oil made from the refined fat of the Australian Emu, (Dromaius
tallest native bird which grows to more than 1.5 m (5 feet) tall and weighs
over 45 kilograms (100 pounds).
These giant flightless birds are farmed for their meat as well as their
oil and the emu is the second largest living bird after the African
has been used for thousands of years by the Australian aborigines for the
treatment of burns, wounds, bruises, and as a pain reliever for muscular aches
and pains, insect bites, sunburn, windburn, dry skin and joint disorders.
Emu oil consists of approximately 70% unsaturated fatty acids of which the largest component is
oleic acid – a mono-unsaturated fatty acid. Emu oil also contains about 20% linoleic (Omega 6) acid and 1-2% linolenic
(Omega 3) acid.
Emu oil is a complete neutral lipid, since emu oil lacks phospholipid, penetrates the skin
easily and it also has anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing properties.
Emu Oil is a popular over the counter natural topical or oral medication for relief of
many common conditions including; arthritis / arthritic joint pain, razor burn, ulcers, aid
in the relief of sunburn, wounds, muscular aches, eczema, joint
pain, psoriasis, aiding in the healing of injuries, bed sores, burns, lowering cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease,
reducing scar formation in healed burned wounds.
Emu oil production goes through strict guidelines and
procedures with Australian government organisations such as AQIS-Australian
Quarantine and Inspection Service, Primesafe and the TGA-Therapeutic
Classified as a dietary health supplement, Emu oil is listed as a complimentary medicine with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia AUST L 97836.
Classified as a Health Supplement by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore.
Classified as a Food Supplement by the German Health Authority PZN 4188070/41880ul
Certified Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) HCV00387
Emu oil can be purchased from many health stores and pharmacies.
David Aquino; Natural health consultant.