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What are the benefits of using emu oil for hair growth?

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Proponents tout emu oil as an effective hair growth stimulator that increases volume, adds shine, treats dandruff and eliminates split ends. No scientific evidence shows emu oil to effectively stimulate hair growth or improve any hair condition, according to WebMD.

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Topical emu oil may relieve discomfort from shingles, diaper rash, psoriasis, canker sores and other skin conditions, reports WebMD. Fatty acids in emu oil may reduce pain and swelling and facilitate healing of burns.

Proponents of emu oil claim that emu oil treats a range of health conditions, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, gum disease and headaches. The oil may also treat high cholesterol and carpal tunnel syndrome. However, there is not enough scientific research to support these claims, notes About.com.

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