Avena Sativa is a herb which is better known as oats, or oatstraw. It's a species of cereal grain which is grown for it's seed and the health benefits of avena sativa are numerous.
Benefits of avena sativa oats
Avena sativa benefits you in a number of ways, including it's ability to promote good health throughout the brain and central nervous system and increasing the sexual desire and performance of both men and women.
In fact, avena sativa has become a popular alternative to pharmaceutical erection enhancers (like Viagra) and is often described as the “Natural Viagra” for its use in stimulating both men and women with none of the dangerous side effects.
The stimulating effects of avena sativa have long been used for studding out horses, and breeders will feed them oats to boost their energy and sexual performance.
Also, you may well have heard of the term “sewing you oats” which is a reference to the sexual benefits of avena sativa.
Dr. Larry Clapp, author of the book Prostate Health in 90 Days, has studied alternative virility medicines for much of his career, and his findings show that “ten drops, under the tongue, twice a day works very powerfully to enhance erectile function.”
It's not just Dr. Clapp that has seen these results, as many studies have concluded that avena sativa benefits sexual performance.
In women, the benefit of avena sativa is an increased sexual desire rather than an increase in performance. The compounds found in the avena sativa oats are said to have a soothing, almost sedating, effect on the brain and central nervous system which relaxes the body and mind – creating an aphrodisiac effect that naturally increases desire.
The soothing effect also makes the herb a good choose for natural nerve restoration.
In men the most popular use of avena sativa oats are obviously it's ability to prevent impotence and increase the potency of an erection. However, it also decreases the likelihood of premature ejaculation by increasing healthy blood flow.
Oats have long been touted as “heart healthy” and this is down to their ability to regulate fat levels in the blood, prevent clogs in the heart which lead to heart disease.
The seeds from avena sativa are rich in carbohydrates and fibre, both essential as part of a healthy and balanced diet, but they also have the largest volume of iron, zinc and manganese of any other grain.
You may have come across expensive sexual formulas to improve performance, such as Herbal V, Cobra and Biogra. There is no need to purchase these formulas, since the primary ingredient in each of them is avena sativa, which is just as potent in the herb form – and a lot cheaper as well.
Avena sativa side effects
There are no real side effects of avena sativa oats, which is why it is often used as a replacement for prescription medication for erectile dysfunction. These pharmaceuticals do have side effects which can be very damaging for your health.
There are no drug interactions you need to be aware of with avena sativa. It is often used instead of other herbs like St John's wart for treating anxiety, because St John's wort cannot be taken alongside prescription medications.
Treating those suffering from drug withdrawals with avena sativa is also a natural and safe way to reduce their anxiety and stress, soothing their brain in the process.
Finally, oats are sometimes added to bath water to treat the skin condition eczema topically.
Avena sativa information
|Latin name||Common names||Properties||Uses|
|Avena sativa||Oats, Oat Straw, Oats Milk seed||Soothing and relaxing the brain and central nervous system, restorative to nerves and reproductive organs. Antidepressant and relaxant||Sexual performance in men, sexual desire in men and women, treating anxiety, depression and drug/alcohol withdrawal, topical treatment for eczema|
Avena sativa nutritional facts
Avena sativa (oats)
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
|#8211; Dietary fiber||11 g Fat||7 g #8211; saturated||1.2 g|
|#8211; monounsaturated||2.2 g #8211; polyunsaturated||2.5 g|
|Calcium||54 mg (5%)|
|Iron||4.47 mg (26%)|
|Magnesium||177 mg (44%)|
|Potassium||429 mg (12%)|
|Sodium||2 mg (0%)|
Source: USDA Database entry