Avena sativa (oat) has been used for centuries as both a food and a remedy. Alfred Vogel knew that when the oats are just breaking into flower and the seeds beginning to form, the plant is richest in its active ingredients. The oats used in this tincture are grown organically and have been harvested at the time of optimum potency.
Tincture of organically grown fresh aerial parts of Avena sativa (Oats), extracted in alcohol ( 51%v/v)
Directions for use:
Adults: 20 drops 2 or 3 times daily in a little water.
Children: (2-12 years) 1 drop per year of age 2 or 3 times daily in a little water.
This product is not recommended for children under 2 years of age."
Please seek medical advice if pregnant.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Store in a cool dry place.
Oats not Fags: Pilot study, 20th May 2009
Reviewer: Julie Goodwin
Japanese researchers have studied the effect of an extract of Avena sativa (oatseed) on people who are attempting to give up smoking. Taking the supplement daily enabled smokers to reduce their tobacco consumption from about 20 to fewer than nine cigarettes per day, according to results of a pilot study published in the journal Pharmacometrics.
This was a very small trial, and it wasn’t blinded and didn’t have a placebo arm, but its results were good enough to encourage further research. Instead of supplying nicotine in the form of gum or patches, Avena sativa helps to calm the stress and mental agitation that accompanies particularly the initial weeks after quitting or cutting down on tobacco.
The carbon monoxide levels in the breath of the participants decreased from 17 ppm to 11.9 ppm over the trial period. The verbal and general memory of the participants also improved, but not the visual memory.
Source: Pharmacometrics Volume 75, Issue 3/4, Pages 47-53
“Pilot Study of the Standardized Oats Herb Extract for Smoking Reduction”
Authors: F. Fujii, T. Hashimoto, N. Suzuki, R. Suzuki, K. Mohri
Proprietor's Choice, 8th Oct 2008
Reviewer: Julie Goodwin
Craving to Stop!
It is just a year since England joined Scotland, Wales and Ireland in banning smoking in public places, principally to protect people from second-hand smoke. However, as elsewhere, there are signs in England that it is providing the motivation for people to try to give up. A survey of 32,000 people found that smoking fell by 5.5% in the nine months after the ban, compared with 1.6% in the previous nine months. So it was estimated that in excess of 400,000 gave up as a direct result of the ban in England alone.
As anyone who has tried can vouch, giving up smoking is no easy task. Blood sugar needs to be kept stable and the nervous system will benefit from support from Avena sativa (oats). In addition many people have found Jan de Vries Craving Essence an excellent support to help them win through.