Avena sativa

Also Known As:



  • Tonic for the nerves
  • Nervous exhaustion
  • Ongoing stress and anxiety
  • Hyperactivity in children


Oats have been used traditionally as a nerve tonic for hundreds of years. It is the seed which is used medicinally, as well as for food.

How It Works

Fresh oats contain high levels of vitamin B, minerals and other nutrients. These are recognised to be important and beneficial for the proper functioning of the nervous system. The balance of constituents present in oats probably accounts for the restorative benefits in depression, states of debility and exhaustion - and the traditional use as a nerve tonic.
It may be beneficial for those who are trying to overcome the symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol and drugs.

Additional suggestion:

No restrictions on use are known.