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Avena Sativa Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Avena Sativa
Glycemic Index / Load
Oats, Common Oat
Botanical Name
Avena Sativa, Avena Fatua, Poaceae Family
Hindi Name
Jai, Jae
Homeopathic Name
Avena Sativa   -   Mother Tincture

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Avena Sativa Cures


Action of Avena Sativa

Most Effective

Nutrients in Avena Sativa

Most Effective

Highly Effective

Taste of
Avena Sativa

Parts Used

Whole Plant, Seed, Oat Straw

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Avena Sativa

It may cause Intestinal Gas and Bloating.
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Oat is a plant.
It is an annual.
It grows in temperate regions.
It grows up to 1.2 M.
Best for those who are on a gluten-free diet.
Best used for Menstrual Disorder.
It is best to harvest the seeds when you can draw a drop of milky liquid from the seed pods on squeezing them.
It is Trophorestorative for the Nervous System, Endocrine system and Heart.
Steel cut oats are better than processed Oats. Processed Oats contain sugar and preservatives.

It is recommended to take 2 cups everyday.
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Materia Medica for Avena Sativa

Avena Sativa General

Avena Sativa is most suited for the Nervous System. It acts as a Nerve restorative. It affects the Nervous System in a very special way. It balances and or correct the activity of the Nervous System. Not too much, not too little. It is a panacea for Chronic Stress.
It is used to cure Depression. It eases the symptoms of Insomnia and Nervousness.
It possesses Sedative properties as well.
It has Aphrodisiac property. In females, it increases the sexual desires. In males, it treats Impotency and Premature Ejaculation.
It is used to treat topical Skin treatment such as Eczema.
Avena Sativa is a specific treatment for Occipital Pain extending down to the spine.
Avena Sativa reduces the withdrawal symptoms when a patient is taken off Nicotine and or Caffeine.
Avena Sativa has the ability to throw out bad Cholesterol. But be careful, lest you go overboard. They can actually reduce the cholesterol below normal levels. Monitor your intake.
It reduces Menopausal Flashes.
It balances Blood sugar levels.
It boosts energy levels.
It is useful for Digestion
It improves the function of Urinary organs.
It acts as a Cardiac tonic.
It helps in Detoxification.
Avena Sativa increases the hormonal level. It regulates Luteinizing hormone levels and induces the production of Testosterone.
Caution Do not take Sexual prescription drugs when you are on Avena Sativa.
Note. They are difficult to cook. It would be best to roast them in a little butter or oil and then boil them in plenty of water. After they have come to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for at least 20 minutes. Add a little sugar and leave them over night. They will manufacture their own Vitamin B complex. In the morning, add milk, boil again and have for breakfast. They are best for breakfast.

Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Oats is to Tincture it.
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Single Herb

Boil one teaspoon Oats in one cup of water. Drink it daily.

Oats ( Jae ) for Alzheimer

Include Oats in your daily diet.

Oats ( Jae ) for Chicken Pox

Boil 2 cup Oats in 6 cups of water. Remove from flame when it gets thick. Tie it in a cotton bag in such a way so that mixture does not comes out. Dip this bag in the bath tub or bucket. Use this water for bathing.

Oats ( Jae ) for Rashes

Oats ( Jae ) contain skin friendly properties. It reduces inflammation and pain associated with rashes. Oats also cure rashes completely with continuous use. Put 500 g Oatmeal in your bath tub. Dip the affected parts in the tub. Stay in it for 15 minutes.

Oats ( Jae ) for Warts

Mix 4 tsp Oatmeal in 50 ml water. Wash Genital Warts with it.

Oats ( Jae ) for Itching

Grind Oats ( Jae ). Add half cup in your bathing water.

Oats ( Jae ) for Melasma

Take one teaspoon of Oats ( Jae ) meal. Add Honey ( Shehad ) to make a paste. Apply it over your face. Wash after 45 minutes. Do not use soap instantly.

Oats ( Jae ) for Urticaria

Take 50 g Oats and add 150 ml boiled water in it. Mix to make paste. Apply it over allergic areas.

Oats ( Jae ) for ADHD

Oat is good to soothe brain. Include it in daily diet.

Oats ( Jae ) for Tinnitus

Oat is good in reducing Cholesterol and circulatory problems. Add Oats in daily diet

Oats ( Jae ) for Pyelonephritis

Eat chapatti made from the dough for Pyelonephritis.

Oat ( Jae ) for Rosacea

Mix two tablespoon of Oat meal in water. Rub over the affected area.

Oats ( Jae ) for Acne

Oats ( Jae ) clean the excessive oil from the skin which is the major cause of Acne. It also provides cooling and soothing effects to the skin.
Boil Oats ( Jae ) with water. Let it cool down. Mix it well. Apply it over affected areas. Let it dry. Wash with normal water. Do it daily.
Note : You may add Honey ( Shehad ) in to the mixture, for more skin benefits.

Oats ( Jae ) for Sunburn

Add water in a tablespoon of Oats ( Jae ) meal. Heat for a minute. Apply it over affected area. Don't rub. Let it dry. Wash with normal water.

Oats ( Jae ) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Add some Oat Bran to your daily breakfast.

Oats ( Jae ) for Skin Rash

Oat ( Jae in India ) is rich in Phenolic alkaloid called Avenanthramides. It removes dead skin, reduces Inflammation and hydrates the Skin.
Take a cup of uncooked Oats. Add 1 tablespoon of water in it. Mix them well. Leave it to form a paste ( slightly thick ). Apply this paste on the Rash. Wash after 10 to 15 minutes. Do it twice a week.

Avena Sativa For Osteomalacia

Add about 1 cup of dried Oat Straw ( Avena Sativa) in the boiling water. Cover the jar with a lid. Then leave the Oat Straw ( Avena Sativa) to steep for five to ten hours. Now drink 1 cup of this infusion. Repeat this procedure thrice a week.

Avena Sativa (Wild Oats) for Hypothyroidism

Prepare Avena Sativa's porridge or soup by adding water to it. Consume it twice a day.

Avena Sativa for Dull Skin

Use Oats scrub to get shining skin. Take two tablespoons of oats and add a little water. Leave it as it is for a few minutes. Make a paste and apply on your face. Do gentle massage in circular motion for 15 to 20 minutes. It will improve blood circulation in your face. It helps in removing blackheads and dead skin.

Avena Sativa ( Oats ) for Lichen Planus

Prepare a paste by mixing Oats and lukewarm water. Apply it over the affected area. Repeat the process 3 times a day.

Avena Sativa ( Oats ) as an Aphrodisiac

Oat seed is beneficial for Impotence. It nourishes the nervous system and acts as an indirect sexual enhancer.
Include Oats in your daily diet.

Avena Sativa for Anxiety

Have a cup of Avena Sativa ( Oat Straw ) tea every morning and evening. It contains srotonin, which acts as a neurotransmitter and also balances the mood. It reduces the levels of stress and induces sleep.
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Herbal Treatment For Shingles 1

Grind the following herbs together :-
Oat Straw (seeds)
St. John's wort (Flower)
Skull cap (Root)
Take two teaspoon two times a day with water.

Herbal Treatment For Hyperpigmentation 1

Make a paste by mixing 20 ml Tomato juice, 10 g Yogurt and 5 g Oatmeal. Apply it on the affected areas. Wash with water after 15 minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Fracture 1

With this cup of tea calcium supplement is also needed. Prepare a decoction of the following herbs.
4 table spoon of Horse tail grass
3 tablesoon of comfrey root
2 parts of oat
1part of lobeila
Have two cups two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Obesity 6

Crush Commiphora Mukul resin to make powder. Add same quantity Oats in it. Take 1 tsp of the mixture with lukewarm water once a day. Then take 4 g Cascara Sagrada bark at night. This whole process helps to push out all extra Fats ( form of Cholesterol ) from the body.

Herbal Treatment For Cicatrix 1

Take some fresh Milk ( Dudh ), few drops of Lemon ( Nimbu ) and Oat flour ( Jai ).
Mix well and apply on face for half an hour.
Rinse with warm water.

Herbal Treatment For Blackheads 9

Take the following herbs :
Garlic : Lehsun : Pods : Crushed : 4
Oats : Jae : Meal : 1 teaspoon
Lemon : Nimbu : Juice : 1 teaspoon
Tea Tree : Oil : 1 teaspoon
Crush Garlic. Add Oats meal, Lemon and Tea Tree oil. Mix. Apply it over affected area. Keep for 2 minutes and scrub in circular motion. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Herbal Treatment For Pain 5

Mix the chopped leaves of Oregano ( Sathra ) with Oats ( Jai ) .
Add some hot water and make a paste.
Apply externally over Aching Muscles , Joints or swelling to ease Pain.

Herbal Treatment For Hirsutism 3

The grainy texture of Oats ( Jae in India ) help to exfoliate the Skin. It helps to remove Hair from its root and restrict its growth further. Honey ( Shehad in India ) moisturizes the Skin and makes it supple. Lemon ( Nimbo in India ) juice brightens up the skin.
Take the following herbs :
Oats ( coarsely ground ) : 1 tablespoon
Honey : 1 tablespoon
Lemon Juice : 1 tablespoon
Mix all the herbs together and make a paste. Apply it onto the affected Skin. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Gently rub against the direction of the Hair growth for 2 to 3 minutes. Wash off. Repeat it 2 times a week for a month.

Herbal Treatment For Chicken Pox 6

Take two cups of cooked Oats and place it in a cloth bag. Add four drops of Lavender Essential Oil to a warm bathtub and Oatmeal bag to the water. Soak your body in it for 15 minutes. Repeat the process as needed to bring relief.
It will stop Itching caused by Chicken Pox.

Herbal Treatment For Libido Loss Female 1

Take Oats, Yohimbe and Withania Somnifera in equal quantity. Powder them together. Boil one tablespoon in one glass of water. Drink it twice a day.
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05 Feb 2017
Can i use rolled oats in raw form?If yes,does it have the same benefits with the boiled oats?Also,what is the best way to consume it as trophorestorative for the nervous system?
Rahul sharma ( India )
07 Feb 2017
My wife has hormonal imbalance, that is why her eggs are very weak, do she is uable yo concieve. can she take avena sativa and Alfa Alfa for hormonal imbalance. Please reply.
DR. Tawamba Celestin
07 Feb 2017
Rahul sharma yes is advisable but you will have to have a know how for the complete treatment which normally i advice my patient to have patience. Anyway i will give you a therapy of 3months for your wife but i need to know if she has got any child before this complication. i look forward for your prompt reply.
27 Oct 2017
I have severe anhidrosis and i want to try avena sativa for it.So,how should i take it and how many days?
May i still benefit from oats for anhidrosis in the form of rolled oats which is usually eaten with milk or yogurt,or should it be in tincture form?
Rajiv ( India UP )
12 Feb 2019
If avian saliva can be taken by high bp and sugar patient
Surekha Meshram ( India )
10 Apr 2020
My sister is suffering from Inffamatory bowel disease can she take homeopathic medicine mother tincture of Avena sativa thice in water
10 Apr 2020
Hello Surekha Nux vomica is used for IBD. Well Avena Sativa is not much effective as known researches. Check with a homeopath for dosage. Herbally, you can take Aloevera gel, 2 teaspoons daily.
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