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Biological Name: Avena sativaOats

Family: Gramineae

Other Names: wild oats; Oats

Elements Applied: Each plant’s part, particularly the seed, is applied in herbal medicine.

Active Components:

  • C-glycosyl flavones
  • Proteins; mostly prolamines called avenins
  • Avenacosides, also known as spirostanol glycosides
  • Starch, Vitamin E, Fixed oil.

History: Conventionally, oats have been applied to relieve insomnia, nervous exhaustion, and anxiety. Made into tea, oats were applied to relieve liquid retention and rheumatic diseases. Green oat tops produced into tincture were applied to relieve cigarette addiction and help successfully quit smoking. As a bath additive, oats were applied to relieve anxiety and insomnia, and treat a range of skin diseases, like eczema and burns.

Used For: The herb is used to relieve nervous disorders, depressions, supply the body with nutrients, relieve pains and heal the wounds. A range of conditions in which oats are applied includes: nicotine withdrawal, insomnia, high triglyceride levels, elevated cholesterol levels, eczema, and anxiety.

Oats are famously applied to aid the nervous system is moments of its weakness, particularly in stress. Oats is specially applied to treat exhaustion and nervous debility, accompanied by depression. It can be safely combined with a variety of remedies for nervous conditions, both stimulating and relaxing ones, in order to improve nervous system activity. Additionally, it may be helpful in common debility. Due to high content of silicic acid it is applied for skin diseases, particularly as a topical remedy.

Commonly mixed with: To relieve depression the herb is combined with Mugwort and Skullcap.

Additional Info: Oats which are included into herbal medicines and meals are produced from a wild variety which was altered and raised by people. For use in herbal medicines slightly dried aerial elements of the plants are gathered prior to the peak of the blossoming period. Oats are cultivated across the globe.

Preparation and Intake: To prepare and infusion, take 1-3 teaspoons of dried oats for 200 ml of boiling water and steep for ten to fifteen minutes. The result is consumed thrice per day.

In form of tincture the herb is applied at a dose of 3-5 ml thrice per day.

As a bath additive to relieve skin irritations and neuralgia the herb is taken in a quantity of one pound and boiled up in two quarts of water for 30 minutes. The resulting mixture is filtered and poured into bath water. As an alternative, use rolled oats inserted into a muslin pack.

Safety: Oats have not been reported to produce side effects. People exposed to gluten sensitivity oats amounts should exercise care when eating oats.

There is no further data concerning the herb’s safety level. It is possible that the plant interacts with the medicine you use. Speak to your health-care provider prior to using the remedy.