Avena sativa is supplement extracted from wild oats. It is known by other names such as oats, wild oats, oat straw, oatgrass, groats and herb grass. There are many benefits to taking this supplement such as helping with digestion, lessening anxiety and enhancing sexual performance. Many users report after taking Avena sativa their sex drive was increased and they claim they experienced more pleasure during intercourse.
There are also many other benefits of Avena sativa such as the following:
- lowering blood pressure
- increasing stamina
- lowering cholesterol levels
- helping improve ADHD
- reducing varicose veins
- boosting energy
- helping with obesity
- helping eliminate migraines
- treating hemorrhoids
Avena sativa is also known to help alleviate tension and is enriched with many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, E, B1, and B2 and with the minerals calcium, zinc, manganese and phosphorous. It also improves the functioning of the heart, lessens nicotine cravings and boosts the immune and respiratory systems. In addition, it aids the body with detoxification.
Wild oats are known to help aid with lowering blood sugar levels, and it may be a helpful remedy for diabetes. Avena sativa helps people, who are recovering from long term illnesses, rebuild their strength. Plus, it is known to be a mood enhancer.
Generally, oat straw is safe to take because it natural and is not known to interact with other medications. The recommended dose is about 300 milligrams per day. If the recommended dose is not taken, some side effects may be experienced.
The most common side effects include:
- dry mouth
- increased heart rate
It is important to note that those who are allergic to oats should not take oatgrass in excessive amounts because it may cause allergic reactions such as rashes, itching, hives, difficulty breathing, swelling, chest pains or tightness in the chest. Also, women who are pregnant or nursing should not take Avena sativa.