Emu Oil and Insect Bites and Stings
We’ve been using emu oil for years to take the sting out of insect
bites. Pure oil alone will reduce the itching and pain. Emu Oil has been
shown to work as a naturally occurring analgesic although as yet the
individual compounds responsible have not been isolated. More research
has been done on the anti –inflammatory qualities of the oil. These
studies show clearly that emu oil reduces swelling, but again have not
isolated individual compounds.
What we can tell you is that if you are bit or stung, pure emu oil
will relieve the itch and reduce the swelling. When combined with
menthol or other natural analgesic ingredients as in our DuoFlex Pain
Relief Cream, the relief is even more effective.
A number of people also seem to suffer a post infection stage from
insect bites. They are left with small red dots for long periods of time
after the initial bite. Applying emu oil enhances the healing process
and reduces scarring.