Green oat ... a potent herb

The oat (Avena sativa) is a species of plant from the Avena genus within the grass family (Poaceae). This annual herbaceous plant can grow to a height of 0.6m to 1.5m. From a botanical point of view, the green oat plant is a meadow grass.

As the plant has few demands as regards soil conditions, the oat can be cultivated wherever a moderate climate prevails, even in regions with high rainfall. The name of the drug “Avena sativa L., herba” refers to the aboveground plant parts before flowering. The herb is harvested in its green unripe state and quickly dried after harvesting. Avena sativa is traditionally used to reduce minor symptoms of stress and increase concentration. It is also considered to be a mood enhancer. Avena sativa extracts of varying quality are used throughout the world as nutritional supplements.

Variations of extract Extract details Further information
00-115-0178-00P Extraction solvent: ethanol 30% (m/m)
Dry extract
DER genuine 4 - 6 : 1
28% maltodextrin, 2% silicon dioxide
≥ 0.2% 2"-O-arabinosyl-isovitexin
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