As of 2015, the FDA finds no scientific proof of the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of treatment with Blue-Emu, according to WebMD. Its ranking is at bottom of the FDA Effectiveness Levels, indicating insufficient evidence to prove that it is effective.
The FDA does not regulate the sale of Blue-Emu oil. Therefore, it can be sold with no proof of effectiveness or safety. WebMD warns that the safety of Blu-Emu oil is unknown and that scientific information about the range of doses for Blu-Emu oil is inconclusive.
About.com reports a 1998 study by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery that suggests lotions containing emu oil may promote wound healing. A mixture of emu oil, vitamin E and an unknown botanical oil applied to the skin of rats who had undergone surgery improved healing and helped reduce inflammation. About.com also reports a study, published in 2004, that found emu oil alleviated wound inflammation and healing in scalded rats.