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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Tracing the phylogeny of the hexaploid oat Avena sativa with satellite DNAs.
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A traditional nerve tonic Avena sativa is recognised for its restorative action on the nervous system and mild sedative properties.
A TAKE 15 drops of Avena Sativa, twice daily, before meals.
The active ingredient in Vigorex - which has versions for men and women is a substance extracted from oats, called avena sativa.
ARS plant geneticist Howard Rines has successfully crossed oats, Avena sativa, and corn, Zea mays, in a quest to develop an oat plant more resistant to a crown rust, Puccinia coronata f.
Avena sativa (oat) extracts (ASE) enriched with avenanthramides have the ability to moisturize, soothe, and reduce itching when applied topically.
Allelopathic effect of hydroxamic acids from cereals on Avena sativa and A.
Other herbs that can help with the symptoms of stress are Passiflora, a mild sedative, Avena sativa (oats), which has a calming effect and helps to reduce emotional pressure and instability, and Valerian to help reduce muscle tension and restore restful sleep.