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Emu Oil

Emu Oil is the refined fat from the emu bird. The quality of Emu Oil depends on the different standards of filtration and processing used to reduce bacteria and contaminants and the number of times it is refined. Pure Emu Oil is a bright yellow liquid that contains nutrition for the body’s cells, natural anti-inflammatories, and omega 3, 6 & 9. The use of Emu Oil originated from Australian Aboriginal culture and has been used for over 40,000 years. Always buy from a reputable source.

Emu Oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may be beneficial in treating conditions such as: arthritis, inflammatory bowel condition, ear inflammation, skin moisturizer, small wound healing, alopecia, insect repellent, help reducing cholesterol and shingles.

Side effects of using Emu Oil may include skin irritation when applying Emu Oil directly to the skin as a topical ointment. Always test Emu Oil on a small patch of skin on the back of one hand for allergic reactions, if these occur, stop using Emu Oil. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using Emu Oil.

The Emu bird is native to Australia, but is now found in many countries, they grow 5 - 6 feet tall and can weigh between 90-130 pounds (40-60 kg). Emus are farmed for their nutritious meat, eggs, fat, hides and much sought after feathers. A large Emu egg is equal to 12 medium sized chicken eggs.

Ratites are a group of flightless birds, the largest and most well-known is the African Ostrich and the Australian Emu. The smallest member of the group is the Little Tinamous found in Central and South America. The Little Tinamous can fly but are not strong fliers; they are 8-10 inches (22-25cm) long and weigh from 7-8 ounces (220 g). Kiwis are flightless birds in the ratite group, native to New Zealand and an icon for that country.

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