Origin: Derived from green oats
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Overview: Oat straw is the grass tops of the oat plant that are found before maturity. Historically, it is used since the Middle Ages as an herbal medicine to support brain health..
Oat straw contains protein (avenins), saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids, steroidal compounds, vitamins B1, B2, D, E, carotene, starch, and fat.
It also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron and trace elements like silicon and potassium.
Oat straw is often taken as an herbal tea or as an extract.
- Lowering cholesterol
- Treating insomnia
- Treating nervous conditions
- Treating anxiety and ADHD
- Combating obesity
- Treating irritations of the digestive tract
- Treatment of hemorrhoids
- Treating varicose veins
Common Dosage: 2 to 3 tsp steeped in one cup of boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes.