FWD 2 Commission E: Oat straw

  The Commission E Monographs

Oat straw

Avenae stramentum
Published October 15, 1987

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.  


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.