Dried Oat Straw
Dried Oat Straw
, also known as Rolled Oats, Wild Oats, Groats, Steel Cut Oats
and Common Oats
have been eaten since prehistoric times.
The gunus name "Avena", is said to mean "nourishing" and Sativa means "cultivated." Oat Straw is often planted to prevent soil erosion, is widely distributed as a cereal crop and is used in folk medicine to treat a variety of conditions including nervous exhaustion, insomnia and "weakness of the nerves."
A tea made from Oat Straw
is thought to be useful in rheumatic conditions and to treat water retention. A tincture of the green tops of Oats is also used to help with withdrawal from tobacco addiction. Dried Oatstraw
can also be used in baths to treat insomnia and anxiety, as well as a variety of skin conditions, including burns and eczema.
contains many essential elements including silicon, saponins, gluten, albumen, protein, carbohydrates, minerals, gum, flavonoids, alkaloids, and glycosides which helps build healthy bones, skin, hair and nails. Oat Straw
is frequently used as an alternative treatment for hair loss or as an herb for hair growth.
's ability to nourish the nerves, making tactile sensations more pleasurable, has earned it the reputation as an aphrodisiac.
have been used historically to stuff pillows and bedding, which is said to have a sedative effect and help for those with rheumatism.
are also used extensively for culinary purposes.
As with any herb or supplement, a physician should be consulted prior to use.
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