SUPPORTS THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
Those who take Avena Sativa traditionally take it to help soothe symptoms of insomnia, stress, and anxiety. Some believe that Avena sativa may be the antidote to nervous exhaustion. The nutrients and b-vitamins contained in this supplement may also boost your energy while stabilizing your mood.
STABILIZES BLOOD SUGAR
Taking Avena sativa may also help to prevent a sharp increase in blood sugar levels after consuming a carbohydrate-rich meal due to its high fiber content. Avena Sativa may also help improve metabolism, helping you to feel full and also promoting healthy bowel function. This benefit may contribute to weight loss or improve athletic performance.
FIGHTS WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS
Some believe that sativa may also make it useful in helping to quit bad habits, such as narcotic and smoking addiction. Some naturopathic physicians suggest taking Avena sativa for treating the withdrawal symptoms of coffee, nicotine, and morphine.
If you ever wondered where the phrase ‘sowing your wild oats’ came from, there is some evidence suggesting that oat straw serves as a powerful aphrodisiac. This may or may not be true but proponents believe it is due to the fact that avena sativa encourages blood circulation, a contributing factor to boosting sexual desire.