Oat Carrier Oil
Oat Carrier Oil
Botanical Name: Avena sativa
Description: A winter annual cereal grass with a fibrous root which produces a smooth, hollow stem. The stem, pale green and somewhat rough, has seedlings with hairy foliage and linear, lanceolate veined leaves. The flowers are arranged in a loose terminal panicle consisting of two-flowered spikelets from 3/4 to 1 inch long; the root is fibrous and annual. The hairy, grooved grain has almost parallel sides. It has tall, pointed ligules with serrate margins and no auricles. Avena sativa, or the common oat, grows from 2 to 4 feet high, with rough leaves, with loose, striate sheaths; the stipules are lacerate; the panicle are equal and loose.
Colour: Medium to Dark Brown
Common Uses: Aphrodisiac, nerve stimulant, and permanent tonic, stimulant, sedative, and direct nutritive tonic, apparently restoring the wasted elements of nerve force, antispasmodic. This is a long recognized, natural anti-itch ingredient, and soothing skin softener. It ranks among the most important restoratives for conditions depending upon nervous prostration, and for the nervous exhaustion consequent upon typhoid and other low fevers, and the accidental disorders arising from these complaints, as weak heart, spermatorrhoea, insomnia, etc. In spermatorrhoea it is adapted to those cases of debility following adynamic diseases, or in simple spermatorrhoea when not due to self-abuse. The atonic state gives rise to a nervous erethism or an enervated condition favorable to nocturnal losses. In cases depending wholly or partially upon prostatic irritation it is of less value, but aids staphisagria, sabal, salix nigra aments, and other indicated remedies. Spasmodic conditions of the neck of the bladder are also said to be relieved by it.
Consistency: Medium to Viscous
Strength of Aroma: None
Blends Well With: This oil blends well with Spruce, Patchouli, Vetiver, Cinnamon, Morning Glory and Oak.
Aromatic Scent: Oat vegetable oil has no distinctive scent.
History: Oat vegetable oil has a long history of use, particularly for use against itching and irritated skin.
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