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Common Name Oats
Latin Name Avena sativa
Family Gramineae
Part Used Fresh oats
Gathering Time Summer
Constituents Starch, alkaloids including trigonelline and avenine, vitamin B
Actions Nervine tonic, nutrative, demulcent
Common Uses Used as a mild relaxant. Used as a nerve tonic for people under stress.
Contraindications Unknown
Possible Drug Interactions  Unknown
Overdose Symptoms Unknown

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