Oat straw (Avenae stramentum)

Published October 15, 1987.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)


Name of Drug

Avenae stramentum, oat straw.

Composition of Drug

Oat straw consists of the dried, threshed leaf and stem of Avena sativa L. [Fam. Poaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.

The drug contains silicic acid.


External application:

Inflammatory and seborrheic skin disease, especially those with itching. Contraindications None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:

100 g of herb for one full bath; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted herb for decoctions and other galenical preparations as bath additives.