Avena sativa

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Alternative nutrition
Oats are regarded by many as a healthy food; they are rich in beta-glucans, a type of soluble fibre, which reduces serum cholesterol by up to 10%. Oats also contains avenalin and avenin, proteins which are nearly as high in quality as soy protein and equal to that of meat, milk and eggs; the protein yield of hull-less kernel is up to 24%, the highest of all cereals.

Herbal medicine
An annual grass that contains proteins (e.g., avenalin), alkaloids (e.g., trigonelline), fats, minerals (calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc), saponins, a sterol flavonoid and vitamin B; they are used as a nerve tonic and for depression and insomnia.

Avena sativa,

n See oats.


a genus of cereal plants of the grass family Poaceae (Graminae).

Avena pubescens
oatgrass may cause ergotism (see rye ergot1) when infested with Claviceps purpurea.
Avena sativa
cereal oats, a major feed for animals as grain hay or grazing crop. May cause poisoning by nitrite, a nutritional deficiency of magnesium leading to hypomagnesemia, or mycotoxicosis when the crop is infested with unspecified fungi. See also oat grain.
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There is little scientific evidence that avena sativa, damiana, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, maca, muira puama, or zinc can improve libido or sexual function.
Passiflora and Avena sativa are often taken together to help to combat both the physical and mental symptoms of stress, helping to prolong sleep time, relieve muscle tension and alleviate mild anxiety.
A Vogel Avena sativa, a tincture made from fresh oat seeds, might also help.
Similarly, Oats Avena Sativa Pure Herbal Extract (available from Holland and Barrett) is unlikely to put the pzazz into a poorly libido.
Avena Sativa is a biologically standardized extract of green oats that contains no colorings, preservatives or pesticide residues.
This month, for example, Silab researchers provide details on the benefits of Avena Sativa Extract, a natural material that has a tensor, smoothing and anti-wrinkle effect on skin.
A AVENA sativa, an extract made from fresh oat seeds, may help.
Try Avena Sativa, 15 drops twice a day, and R68 from Dr Reckeweg, 15 drops twice a day.
An elastic, flexible molecule, Osilift is a purified fraction of branched natural polyoses obtained from avena sativa (oats).
Try taking 20 drop of the Vogel remedy Avena Sativa in a little water twice daily until you feel completely on the mend.
The remedy Avena Sativa, at a dose of 15 drops twice a day, will be of great help.
A THE herbal preparation Avena Sativa can help strengthen a stressed nervous system during withdrawal.