How does Emu Oil work?
Emu oil contains chemicals called fatty acids that might reduce pain and swelling (inflammation). There is some evidence that emu oil might work better for sudden (acute) inflammation than for ongoing (chronic) inflammation.
When emu oil is applied to the skin, it has moisturizing and cosmetic properties that resemble mineral oil.
Are there safety concerns?
It is not known if emu oil is safe.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
: Not enough is known about the use of emu oil during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Dosing considerations for Emu Oil.
The appropriate dose of emu oil depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for emu oil. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.