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Emu oil may help in common bowel diseases

New research is showing that emu oil has therapeutic potential for the treatment of a variety of common bowel diseases, as well as to the intestinal damage caused by cancer chemotherapy.

Previously used by Indigenous populations as a skin wound treatment, research at the University of Adelaide has shown it can also help to repair damage to the bowel.

Emu oil accelerates the repair process, following disease-causing injury, by stimulating growth of the intestinal “crypts”. These crypts are part of the intestine that produces villi, which absorbs the food.

Read more at University of Adelaide

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