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News from the department of Phytotherapy

Latest entry in the department of Phytotherapy:

Seed oats

Seed oats Definition Avena sativa, also known as seed oats or true oats, is a plant from the genus Avena (oats) within the Poaceae family (sweet grasses). General information Seed oat is an annual herbaceous plant that reaches growth heights of between 0.6 and 1.5 m. The inflorescence of the plan...

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One of Germany's most accomplished dermatologists with decades of expertise in clinical dermatology. Emeritus professor at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, author of more than 30 textbooks and over 700 scientific publications.