Milky Green Oats - Avena Sativa

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This Oat (Avena sativa) monograph is an excerpt from the first edition of Dr. Sharol's book "Herbal Medicine From The Heart of The Earth." You can purchase the 2020, third edition of this book with an expanded materia medica/monograph section, herbal formulas and directions on making herbal products in Dr. Sharol's Book Store. You receive free shipping in the USA.

Oat - Avena sativa in the Poaceae or Grass family

Part used: Milky oat seeds.

Taste/smell: Sweet, nutritious.

Tendencies: Moistening.

Dosage: Infusion: 1 heaping tablespoon of crushed  milky oat seeds per cup of water; or 1:1 fresh + Dry strength liquid extract: 20-60 drops 1-4 times per day or consumption as whole food item.

Mental picture and specific indications: It is indicated in nervous states with exhaustion, inability to concentrate, melancholy, diminished strength of limbs or numbness of limbs, occipital headache extending down spine, as well as into head, lack of control over urination and sexual exhaustion or impotence from sexual excesses.

Mental picture and specific indications: It is indicated in nervous states with exhaustion, inability to concentrate, melancholy, diminished strength of limbs or numbness of limbs, occipital headache extending down the spine as well as into the head, lack of control over urination and sexual exhaustion or impotence from sexual excesses.

Oat has been used for treating addictive habits like morphine, opium, alcohol, nicotine, coffee, etc. It is also indicated for insomnia and nervous system irritation from exhaustion or stress. Rolled oats are used in baths for itchy skin conditions.

It contains iron - 39 mg/kg dry weight, manganese - 8.5 mg/kg, zinc and 19.2 mg/kg, calcium and magnesium.

Contraindications: Oats antagonize the antinociceptive effect of morphine and the pressor response to nicotine.

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