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Oats Avena sativa
---Synonyms---Oats, wild oats
--Parts Used---Seeds and whole plant
Proteins; prolamines known as avenins
Avenacosides, which are spirostanol glycosides
Fixed oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, starch.
anti-depressant, nutritive, demulcent, vulnerary.
One of the best remedies for feeding the nervous system, especially when under stress. Oats is considered a specific in cases of nervous debility and exhaustion when associated with depression. May be used with most of the other nervines, both relaxant and stimulatory, to strengthen the whole of the nervous system. Also used in general debility. The high levels of silicic acid in the straw is taken advantage of in its use as a remedy for skin conditions, especially in external applications.