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Avena Sativa

The homeopathic remedy Avena Sativa is made from a wild oat and is in the species that includes cereal grains and the seeds of this plant.

It helps maintain vitality, endurance and stamina, and offers a fortifying boost when you are feeling weak, distracted and agitated. Avena Sativa has been found to increase attention span and improve mental performance. It can reduce insomnia, anxiety and relieve neurological pain.

After a mentally stressful day, recovery from illness, excessive worrying or alcohol consumption leads toward occasional sleeplessness, poor concentration, headaches and fatigue, Avena Sativa offers calming, soothing, supportive relief.

Note: There are no known side effects unless you have sensitivity to gluten.

Avena Sativa is commonly used for:

General Nervousness:

By regulating certain hormones, Avena Sativa may help treat anxiety and depression and help to soothe the brain and nervous system. It has long been used to soothe the nerves, and can also bring relief from performance anxiety. As a homeopathic remedy, mother tinctures are used as nerve tonics.

Energy Booster:

Avena Sativa offers a fortifying boost when you are feeling weak. It helps to maintain vitality, endurance and stamina. It may also help fuel the body through workouts or raise energy levels throughout the day.

Attention Span:

Avena Sativa increases attention span and improves mental performance. It promotes mental clarity, focus, memory, and concentration.


Avena Sativa has been shown to help individuals suffering from insomnia. If one has trouble sleeping due to an overall feeling of restlessness, this may remedy the problem.


Avena Sativa is considered an aphrodisiac. It can be used to improve testosterone and libido. It is popular as bodybuilding testosterone supplements.

Men may find that Avena Sativa can help diminish the symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED) without the side effects of over-the-counter enhancement drugs.

Women, too, could experience increased sexual desire as a result of taking this. Furthermore, studies have suggested that females experiencing regular problems with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), such as painful cramps or mood swings, have found some relief by taking this.

Avena Sativa’s Materia Medica:

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: Amenorrhœa and dysmenorrhœa, with weak circulation.

Male: Spermatorrhœa; 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.


Please Note: Professional homeopaths do not generally prescribe remedies to treat symptoms individually, as the symptoms are considered to be only the outward sign that your vital force is struggling to overcome disease. Instead a remedy is prescribed for the whole person. Accurate prescribing is essential to the success of homeopathy.
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