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Senior Health: Benefits of Emu Oil

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on

Several studies confirm that Emu oil, an extract from the fat of the Australian bird Emu, has numerous health benefits for the elderly. Emu oil is a natural healing agent with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties beneficial to the body and skin. The following are a few useful applications Palm Desert caregivers might consider using Emu Oil to treat.

Relief of Chronic Joint Inflammation

Several studies state that emu oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties and effectively treats arthritis the same way 40 mg/kg of ibuprofen may relieve arthritis among seniors. Should your loved one exhibit signs of chronic pain including arthritis, osteoporosis, or even migraines, Emu oil can relieve the pain.

Cure for Chronic Sores, Wounds, and Cracking Heels

The elderly are likely to have a chapped skin due to their limited mobility, aging, and low water intake. As a family caregiver, you may notice cracked heels or fungal infections on your loved one’s toes and fingers. The application of emu oil two times daily in both the morning and evening will heal the affected skin. The skin rashes and bedsores remarkably improve within two weeks. Emu oil can penetrate many skin layers to heal the chapped, cracked or splitting fingertips.

Treatment for Constipation and Hemorrhoids

Constipation and hemorrhoids can occur among seniors because of reduced mobility or poor diet and these conditions can cause a lot of pain. The oral consumption of emu oil combined with the external application will relieve the digestive problems that cause constipation. When applied to the skin three times daily for 30 days, Emu oil can increase skin thickening by 14 percent and decrease the chances of skin bruises and bleeding.

Reduce the Signs of Aging

You can use emu oil to remove the age spots, wrinkles, sun damage, and generally to promote more youthful looking skin. This is due Emu oil’s emollient properties that deeply hydrate and rejuvenate the skin’s external layers. It is also believed that Emu oil works to thicken the skin, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles or blemishes.

Emu oil has many other health benefits for seniors including the reduction of cholesterol levels, migraine headaches, high blood pressure, and managing diabetes-related nerve pain. Should your loved one need help managing these or other conditions at home, turn to Home Care Assistance of Palm Desert. We provide comprehensive home care Palm Desert seniors trust to help them enhance their golden years by promoting healthy diet, daily exercise, and socialization. With help from our highly trained caregivers, our clients are able to manage their illnesses or injuries while maintaining independence. To learn more, call (760) 345-0001 today and schedule a free in-home consultation.