Emu oil research & trials
A summary of medical research published on the benefits of emu oil.
The many benefits of emu oil have been the focus of numerous academic studies. As more is discovered about this incredible oil, so too does the research behind it. Below is a summary of the more prominent trials and research articles which have been conducted. Click on the title of each study to visit the full page on the PubMed website.
The results indicated that emu oil reduced the LPS-induced production of NO, TNF-α, and iNOS expression in a dose-dependent manner.
These latter products enhance the inflammatory response and emu oil thereby demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties.
Emu Oil, when administered topically and orally, has been shown to possess significant anti-inflammatory properties in vivo.
Emu Oil could therefore form the basis of an adjunct to conventional treatment approaches for inflammatory disorders affecting the gastrointestinal system.
It has been used as a moisturizing agent and some animal data indicate that in might promote wound healing and decrease inflammation.
An emu oil-based cream (Clemulina Pus cream, Sitar Laboratories, Padua, Italy) applied to the nipples and areolas of breastfeeding mothers after each nursing appeared to improve skin hydration
The findings indicate that although Emu oil delays the healing process, it has a positive effect on wound healing and it increases the number of hair follicles in the margins of the wound.
The number of hair follicles in the margins of the wounds increased through time in the Emu oil group compared to the control group.
After application of emu oil, the swelling and effusion of the burn wound were alleviated and evidences of wound infection or adverse effects were not observed. Pathological examination showed that emu oil could alleviate topical inflammation, which was particularly obvious on days 1 and 3 after injury as compared with the other two groups.
emu oil is an attractive pharmacologic agent to further explore for its therapeutic activity to treat various ailments.
emu oil reduced overall disease severity and facial grimace scores in TNBS mice. These results suggest therapeutic potential for orally administered emu oil in the management of Crohn's disease.
This study demonstrated the potential use of emu oil in a local transdermal formulation for the treatment of breast cancer and its reduced adverse effects.
Emu oil enhanced proliferation, colony formation, stemness genes expression, and in vitro wound healing of ASCs. These findings suggest that emu oil treatment could maintain the stemness of ex vivo cultivated ASCs and enhance their regenerative potential.
Emu Oil attenuated clinically- and histologically-assessed disease severity in a mouse model of chronic UC. Emu Oil demonstrates promise as an adjunct to conventional treatment options for UC management.
...indicated significant improvement in anti-inflammatory activity with formulations containing curcumin in combination with emu oil compared to pure curcumin.
These encouraging results demonstrate the potential of formulations containing curcumin and emu oil combination in rheumatoid arthritis.
Emu Oil combined with Lyprinol™ partially reduced acute small intestinal inflammation. Isolating bioactive constituents of these naturally sourced oils could provide a more targeted strategy to protect against intestinal mucositis.
The combination of emu oil and aloe vera exhibited enhanced effect resulting in significant protection from indomethacin induced ulceration.
a single application of an emu oil-based lotion was effective in improving heel stratum corneum hydration, which increases both skin pH and elasticity without any effect on temperature.
...topical emu oil has anti-inflammatory properties in the CD-1 mouse that are associated with decreased auricular thickness and weight
Comparing with topical clotrimazole, emu oil resulted in significantly more improvement of erythema (p:0.01).
Emu oil is a potentially useful agent that significantly improves itching, erythema and scales associated with SD; however, it was less effective than hydrocortisone and clotrimazole
Topical delivery of curcumin with emu oil holds promise as a noninvasive and efficacious intervention for the treatment of inflammatory arthritis and it assists in further development of a topical formulation of curcumin using emu oil as a vehicle.
This pilot study confirmed the safety of oil-based skin treatments during radiation therapy and suggests a trend for reduced skin toxicity for patients receiving emu oil.
Emu oil-based cream was found to be effective in improving stratum corneum hydration of breast areolae (mean ± standard deviation, from 56.9 ± 18.2 to 65.0 ± 17.2 conventional units, P < .003) and did not affect skin pH, temperature, or elasticity.
This preliminary investigation suggests that emu oil might promote wound healing by accelerating the growth rate of keratinocytes. Combined with anti-inflammatory properties, ratite oil may serve as a useful component in bandages and ointments for the treatment of wounds and inflammatory skin conditions.