Male impotence, possibly linked with excessive sexual activity
Origin : Native to northern Europe, but now grown worldwide in temperate areas.
Background : Oats have a long history of medicinal use in Europe for a wide range of ailments. They are most often used in herbalism for general debility, eczema, and nervous conditions.
Preparation : The fresh, green aerial parts in flower are expressed for their juice, which is mixed with alcohol.
Remedy Profile : People for whom Avena is most appropriate are prone to mental and physical exhaustion accompanied by poor concentration. These people typically tend to be nervous or elderly. Alternatively, they may be feeling the effects of a drug or alcohol addiction. Nervous exhaustion, great weakness, and a tendency to suffer chronic insomnia are key symptoms associated with the remedy. There may be a very low libido or male impotence, possibly linked with excessive sexual activity. The tincture is often prescribed as herbal drops rather than homeopathic pills.