Oats, Avena sativa
Parts used: The grain (oats) and the stalks or oat straw.
Constituents: Alkaloids, Saponins, Sterols, Flavonoids, Silic acid, starch, Vitamins: A, B-complex, C, D, E, K.
Minerals: silicon, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, carotenes, amino acids including tryptophan and methionine.
Actions: Thymoleptic Tonic, Cardiac Tonic, Nervine, Anti-depressant, Anti-spasmodic, Nutritive, Trophorestorative, Carminative, Demulcent, Febrifuge, Diuretic, Diaphoretic.
Depression, melancholia, general debility, chronic illness, menopausal neurasthenia, neuralgia, neuritis, convalescence, shingles, insomnia.
Any weakness, back, knees, joints, muscles etc, Anti-depressant strengthens insides, nervous tension, fatigue, anxiety.
After illness, anaemia, weight loss, osteoporosis, malnutrition in children, general strengthening when ever needed.
Premature ejaculation, sexual disinterest, impotence, infertility, pms.
Clears atherosclerosis, restores elasticity to veins, regulates blood sugar, Chronic diseases of digestive systemEndocrine deficiencies, pituitary, thyroid, pancreas, adrenal, gonads.
Topically: dry skin, burns, eczema, wounds, neuralgia, chilblains.
Herbal extract: 40-60mL per week.
Energetics: Warm, sweet, moist. Dosha: VP- K+.
Meridians: spleen, kidney.