Ingredients Explained: Avena Sativa – Oat Bran Extract

The common oat (avena sativa) is a species of cereal grain that is grown for its seed. Oats are commonly consumed for food as oatmeal or rolled oats, but they are also used topically in skin treatments.

Oats have been uOats-iStock_000016037079Largesed for centuries on skin due to their soothing and healing properties.  For instance, oatmeal therapy has been used traditionally to treat a variety of rashes and skin inflammation. Oats have been shown to contain vitamin E, have antioxidant properties, stimulate the immune system, and  have wound healing capabilities. Studies have shown that Avena sativa extract can inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus. In other studies, it was discovered that oats have significant anti-inflammatory and antihistamine activity.

In select Pinnaclife Animal Health products, oat bran extract (avena sativa) is used for its ability to soothe the skin and relieve inflammation and itching.

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