Avenae stramentum

Authors: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer, Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles

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Last updated on: 04.01.2022

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Synonym(s)

Oat Straw; stramentum avenae

Definition
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Avenae stramentum, also called oat straw, the particularly soft straw of the oat.

Commission E-monograph: externally for inflammatory and seborrheic skin diseases, as a bath additive, especially with itching.

Ingredients
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Avenae stramentum contains silicic acid (in the ashes 55 to 75%), flavonoids and triterpene saponins.

Effects
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Oatstraw has antiphlogistic, astringent and antipruritic effects.

Field of application/use
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Oat straw is used for the treatment of inflammatory and seborrheic skin diseases, weeping dermatoses and atopic eczema

Dosage
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100 g of the drug for a full bath.

Undesirable effects
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There are no known adverse effects.

Contraindication
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There are no known contraindications. However, full baths are generally not recommended in cases of extensive weeping dermatoses, febrile diseases or relevant heart failure.

Note(s)
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The use of oat straw has two disadvantages. Oat straw has a sometimes very unpleasant odour as a preparation and, as a raw extract, consists of a dark black liquid; this can lead to discolouration of the bathtub.

The seed oat was chosen as the medicinal plant of the year 2017.

Literature
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  1. Schilcher H (2016) Leitfaden Phytotherapie, Urban & Fischer Verlag München, p. 148 f.
  2. https://arzneipflanzenlexikon.info/hafer.php

Incoming links (4)

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