Saturday, December 4, 2010

Neck Pain?.... Sleep on Emu Pillow.

Neck pain? Sleep on an Emu pillow

Amit Sharma, TNN, Dec 4, 2010, 04.51am IST

CHANDIGARH: If you have neck and spine problems and have been advised by your doctor to avoid pillows, there is help at hand from unexpected quarters – a bird that cannot fly.

Research has proved that special pillows padded with Emu feathers can be of help. A Punjab-based firm declared on Friday at the Agro-Tech fair, organized by CII, that they are in advanced stage of production of these pillows and will hit the market soon.

And, this bird from Down Under will also provide a range of products — from medicine to cure low sperm count and warm jackets to cholesterol-free and odourless eggs. "The softness of Emu feathers gives it the edge and pillows made of these are good for children in their formative stages," says Yuvraj Goel, a director of Emu Farm Agro. "Emu feathers are also used to make dusters and key chains. These products range from Rs 150, depending on the quantity. Jackets made of Emu leather and fur are also popular. Reversible jackets have been introduced in the market that cost about Rs 7,000," said Goel.

[Courtesy: Times of India]

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