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Oatstraw

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Oatstraw - AVENA SATIVA

(Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.

COMMON NAME

Standardized: oat
Other: oatstraw

BOTANICAL NAME

Avena sativa L.
Plant Family: Poaceae

ORIGIN: Oregon

OVERVIEW

A. sativa, or the common oat, is a popular cereal grain that has been eaten for at least 3,000 years. Although this is one of the main uses for this plant, various parts of the plant, such as the young seed and the oatstraw, are nutritive and have nervine qualities, and are thus a favorite amongst herbalists for supporting the nervous system. This plant is highly valued for its ability to restore balance and a sense of calm in weak and stressed out individuals.

HERBAL ACTIONS

nervine, stimulant, antispasmodic, vulnerary nutritive tonic, sedative

USES AND PREPARATIONS

young milky oats as a fresh tincture

dried oatstraw as a tea or bath

oat grain as a food or external body wash or bath

CONSTITUENTS

silicon dioxide occurs in the leaves and in the straw in soluble form as esters of silcilic acid with polyphenols, monosaccharides and oligosaccharides. Oat straw contains a high content of iron, manganese, zinc, chromium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, niacin and a variety of other nutrients and saponins, alkaloids such as avenine, trigoneline, sterols, flavanoids, and calcium.

PRECAUTIONS

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*