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Anti-inflammatory activity of emu oils in rats


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).

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Snowden, J.M., Whitehouse, M.W. Anti-inflammatory activity of emu oils in rats. Inflammopharmacol 5, 127–132 (1997).

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  • anti-inflammatory
  • emu oil
  • arthritis
  • ibuprofen