It is cultivated in North India from Bengal to the Indus and in the Himalayas up to 12,000 ft. It is an annual grass, clums terete, erect, 60 to 120cm high. Leaves few, alternate, 15cm long, sheaths long, split or bent on the side opposite the blade. The whole oat occurs as a somewhat spindle-shaped light yellowish-brown to light greenish-yellow grain upto 1.5cm in length and about 3mm broad, enveloped by chaff consisting of larger scale or lemma.It contains oxalic acid, iodine, vitamins, sterols, phenolic and anti-oxidants.A homoeopathic tincture is made from the seeds. It is covered by both: Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India and German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia.It has a selective action on brain and nervous system, favourably influencing their nutritive function. Nervous exhaustion, sexual debility and the morphine habit call for this remedy in rather material dosage. It is a best tonic for debility after exhausting diseases. Nerve tremors of the aged; chorea, paralysis agitans, epilepsy. Post-diphtheritic paralysis. It is used in rheumatism of heart. It is used in cases of alcoholism. Nervine tonic, stimulant, laxative and antiseptic.Q. 1x.Tremors of the aged, chorea, paralysis agitans, epilepsy, post diphtheritic paralysis.
||As Perscribed by the Homeopath