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Latin (botanical) name: Avena sativa
Common names: Groats, Oatmeal, Common Oats
Plant Description: Wild Oat is a winter annual cereal grass with a fibrous root which produces a smooth, hollow stem. The stem, pale green and somewhat rough, has seedlings with hairy foliage and linear, lanceolate veined leaves. The flowers are arranged in a loose terminal panicle consisting of two-flowered spikelets. The hairy, grooved grain has almost parallel sides. It has a tall, pointed ligule with serrate margins and no auricles. A mature plant grows 1-4 feet tall.
Medicinal Properties &Uses: Wild Oat's constituents include starch, gluten, albumen and other protein compounds, sugar, gum oil, and salts. It is a nourishing herb used for basically any state of debility and exhaustion. It is known to be an effective long-term treatment for nervous debility, shingles and other forms of herpes, neuritis, and neuralgia. Wild Oat is a powerful treatment for those suffering from gastroenteritis or dyspepsia. It is beneficial to those withdrawing from addiction such as alcohol, cigarettes, tranquilizers and other drugs. Wild Oat contains the indole alkaloid gramine which produces mild sedative and hypnotic properties, while the alkaloid avenine stimulates the central nervous system. Oats are a rich source of inositol which effectively reduces blood cholesterol levels. In addition, Oats can be used for thyroid and estrogen deficiency, as well as for multiple sclerosis and persistent colds. Finally, Wild Oat is known for its ability to correct constipation.
Dosage: 10-30 drops in water or juice, 2-3 times daily or as needed. Shake well before using.
Cautions & Interactions: Keep out of reach of children.
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