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Avena Sativa

Avena Sativa

Occasional Sleeplessness • Fatigue, Debility & Recovery • Nervous Headaches • Hangovers

Too tired to sleep? Consider Avena. Made from a wild oat, this remedy’s description is not unlike your mother’s explanation for why you should eat your oatmeal. Avena sativa offers a fortifying boost when you are feeling weak, distracted and agitated. When a mentally stressful day, recovery from illness, excessive worrying or alcohol consumption leads toward occasional sleeplessness, poor concentration, headaches and fatigue, this very gentle remedy offers calming, soothing, supportive relief. Its occipital headaches are marked by a deep aching pain and a burning sensation. These may be particularly strong in the hangovers Avena relieves.

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Avena sativa (common oat) "Has a selective action on brain and nervous system, favourably influencing their nutritive function." - Frans Vermeulen, Concordant Materia Medica

Avena Sativa

Excerpt from The Materia Medica - Boericki -

Natural History

Common Oat

General

Has a selective action on brain and nervous system, favorably influencing their nutritive function.

Nervous exhaustion, sexual debility, and the morphine habit call for this remedy in rather material dosage. Best tonic for debility after exhausting diseases. Nerve tremors of the aged; chorea, paralysis agitans, epilepsy. Post-diphtheritic paralysis. Rheumatism of heart. Colds. Acute coryza (20 drop doses in hot water hourly for a few doses). Alcoholism. Sleeplessness. especially of alcoholics. Bad effects of Morphine habit. Nervous states of many female troubles.

Mind

Inability to keep mind on any one subject.

Head

Nervous headache at menstrual period, with burning at top of head. Occipital headache, with phosphatic urine.

Female

Amenorrhoea and dysmenorrhoea, with weak circulation.

Male

Spermatorrhoea: impotency; after too much indulgence.

Extremities

Numbness of limbs, as if paralyzed. Strength of hand diminished.

Relationship

compare: Alfalfa. (General tonic similar to avena-also in scanty and suppressed urine.)

Dose

Tincture ten to twenty drop doses, preferably in hot water.