The Power of Emu Oil to Soothe Anal Itching
Ask most people what the ingredients are of a good cream for soothing that nasty anal irritation and they won’t begin to think of emu oil. It’s a substance that for a long while crept under the radar as far as curing our everyday ills was concerned. Many of you have noticed that we use it in our analcare cream and have asked for a little more information on this natural product.
Emus are flightless birds indigenous to Australia of course and the use of their oil has been known there for quite a long time. The ancient aborigines were the first to find a use for it, repairing injuries, soothing sunburn and moisturising dry skin. Later on it was incorporated into folk remedies for things like arthritis and other joint problems.
The aborigines actually gave it to European settlers to help with sunburn and dry skin but it is not until fairly recently that the beneficial effects of this natural product began to be carefully researched and given more worldwide credibility.
In modern times, the value of emu oil as a natural product that eases pain and inflammation has been accepted now for a while. Research in both the US and Australia has linked the oil to relieving joint problems because it contains quite high levels of linolenic acid and oleic acid. It also contains generous quantities of Omega 3 which is beneficial for the heart and increasing good cholesterol.
While we use it in our analcare cream to sooth anal irritation, it has also been utilised in cosmetic products to reduce wrinkles and for hair care maintenance. Other uses for this unusual ingredient include for cuts and scrapes, massaging aching muscles, easing burns and treating psoriasis and eczema. There has even been research on whether or not it helps hair loss.
But it doesn’t stop there. According to some therapists Emu Oil can be used in:
- Softening calloused feet
- Soothing itching from insect bites
- Decreasing acne inflammation
- Relieving nappy rash
- Treating fibromyalgia
- Easing sciatica
- Reducing the effects of rosacea
It’s no wonder that when we were looking for ingredients to put in our soothing anal cream, emu oil came close to top of the list. In Australia it is now classed as a pharmaceutical product because of its healing properties and it is fast becoming a popular ingredient in many products across the world.