Anti-inflammatory activity of emu oils in rats

Inflammopharmacology. 1997;5(2):127-32. doi: 10.1007/s10787-997-0021-x.


The anti-inflammatory activities of five different preparations of emu (Dromais Novae-Hollandiae) oil, applied topically, have been examined using an experimental polyarthritis- in rats. Four of the preparations were found to be active against adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats. The efficacies of the emu oils acting transdermally are compared with that of orally administered ibuprofen (40 mg/kg).