Emu oil for aches and pains

October 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Healthy Ageing


As someone who has just taken up line dancing again to keep the old joints moving, and discovering I am neither as fit or as agile as I imagined, I was interested in trying an Australian supplement that has been mentioned to me before. Emu oil is not new; generally it is used as a muscle, joint and skin rub, to relieve aches and pains but now you can get it in a more convenient capsule form. Emu oil has become registered as a therapeutic anti-inflammatory in Australia where it is widely used.

The Emu is an important creature in Aboriginal culture and they have been using the oil for over forty thousand years. Sceptical sophisticates want more proof than anecdotal evidence, though why is a mystery to me because if something works that proves it doesn’t it? But to reassure you, a recent study on people, rather than those poor benighted lab rats, has shown that emu oil can help reduce pain when taken orally, as well as when applied topically. Previous studies have shown that emu oil can be as effective as Ibuprofen but with no known side effects, certainly an advantage over the gastric problems such as nausea, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, diarrhoea and increased risk of heart attack s that are linked to ibuprofen.

I have been taking Golden Emu oil capsules for four weeks and have definitely seen a benefit, so I will be continuing. If you prefer rubbing in the oil, like major athletes do apparently, then you carry on. You should be able to find both oil and capsules in your local health store, but if you have any difficulty then visit the website at www.shopforhealth.co.uk