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Spanish: Oatmeal.

English: Oat.

French: Avoine.

From the family of grasses.

Recommendation: bronchial and intestinal inflammations, depression, anxiety, stress, smoking and drug use of snuff, asthenia.

It is known that oats began grown on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea centuries before Christ. It was used for its excellent nutritional qualities. Greeks and Romans expanded their crop, and hold strongly in the British Isles.

Panicle of oats, with details of a closed spicules (left) and an open spicules with a fertile flowers (right) The active ingredient in the plant, saponin, is on the cover of the grain and has a diuretic action, antidiarrheal and analgesic.

The oat flakes are particularly recommended for breakfast from small and young, bring large amounts of vitamins (A, B, D and PP) and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

It's a cereal that are used all its parts: the grains and semolina flour, and straw for their minerals and vitamins. It is widely appreciated by farmers, as well as used for human consumption, has always served to feed pets. In recent years, there is increasing consumption of "flakes" of oats, a source of vitamins and minerals.

FEATURES: Since all plants of the grass family, form a long stem that culminates in a spike, which contains the grain, like wheat, rice or rye. Does not reach more than one meter in height, developing finísimos petioles in which extreme grow flowers, two by two.

LOCATION: its origin is unknown, but probably derived from wild species that abound on the Mediterranean coast. Only live in their land for cultivation, very humid.

ACTIVE: vitamins (A, B, PP. And D) The cover grain contains an alkaloid (trigonelina a fairly high rate of saponin, the active ingredient of the medicinal plant. The stem straw) is rich in minerals, the same as grain, and vitamins A and D.

Medicinal properties: As food appropriate to their utililización is always that you need a supplementation (pregnant women, children and old people in convalescent) Its medicinal properties are diuretic, and anti - proof.

HARVESTING: In summer, when the grain is already mature.

USES AND APPLICATIONS: It started to be grown as food for animals, but eventually went on to consume the man as they appreciated his extraordinary energy and nutritional qualities, in addition to the medicines. This indicated their consumption as any other food (in the form of bread, cakes, cream soups. In England, prepared baking starch jelly of oatmeal with water and dusted with flour made from oats, accompanied by milk or beer. The flakes Oats marketed in recent years are a good resource for child nutrition, alone or mixed with milk. As a diuretic is taken in decoction of whole grains (with rind) as antidiarrheal, also in decoction, but without bark, since it contains fiber. A poultice of oat flour (with rind) mixed with a little vinegar in hot calm muscle pain is useful in back pain.

Drug Action.

Fruits: remineralizing, vitamin. Including the endosperm: diuretic, laxative. The colloidal fraction extracted from the fruit is demulcent.

Sumidades: Diuretic, tranquilizer. The avenacósidos present in the leaves with a fungicide. Popularly used in therapies derivative in the form of plasters and anti - inflammatory (vehicle heat)


Anxiety, insomnia. Anemia, convalescence. Constipation. States that require an increase in urine output: genitourinary disorders (cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, oliguria, urolithiasis) hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, high blood pressure, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention.

In topical use: eczema, dermatitis, hives, itching, dry skin (colloidal fraction) dermatomycosis, arthritis, arthrosis, myalgia, flu, colds (sumidades)


Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

The use of diuretics in patients with hypertension or heart disease, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, given the possibility of occurrence of decompensation or tension, if the elimination of potassium is considerable, enhancing the effect of cardiac.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Decoción: One tablespoon per cup dessert. Boil 5 minutes. Three cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1, alcohol, 25 º) 15 to 30 drops three times daily.

Tincture (1: 10) 20 to 60 drops three times daily.

External use:

Decoction (fruit) 20 g / l, boil 30 minutes. Apply in the form of cataplasms.

Extract of colloidal oatmeal to 10%, in creams, gels, soaps and bath colloidal.


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