Avena sativa. N.O. Graminaceae.
Synonym ► Groats.
Habitat ► Under field cultivation.
Features ► Oats of commerce and general use are the seeds of Avena sativa with the husk removed. The crushed or coarsely powdered oats is known as groats, and the powder, either fine or coarse, as oatmeal.
Part used ► Seeds.
Action ► Nervine, tonic, stimulant, antispasmodic.
As a restorative in nervous exhaustion, and of particular value in correcting spasmodic conditions of bladder and ureter. Curative properties of oats may be utilized through the medium of the fluid extract. Dose, 10-30 drops.