Emu Oil

Emu oil is an oil that is derived from the fat of the emu bird. It has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically. One study found that “the ‘oil’ obtained from emu fat can be a very effective inhibitor of chronic inflammation in rats when applied dermally.”1 Another study elaborates: “The efficacies of the emu oils acting transdermally are compared with that of orally administered ibuprofen (40 mg/kg).”2

Emu oil taken orally has been found to “decreased acute ileal (gastrointestinal) inflammation, and improved mucosal architecture in the intestine during recovery from chemotherapy in rats.”3

1http://www.springerlink.com/content/3830n157u2145526/
2http://www.springerlink.com/content/x3347wn276641714/
3http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FBJN%2FBJN104_04%2FS000711451000084Xa.pdf&code=6803726180d5956c0e7fa9d615b280fd
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_oil

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