Oat straw is a wonderful healing herb that is rich in vitamins A, C, E, K, & B-complex and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, silica, and zinc. It is a sweet, mild herb that has tremendous benefits for the nervous system and is an effective remedy for anxiety, depression, stress, nervous tension, and insomnia. Oat straw is known to be particularly beneficial for the endocrine system and for supporting and balancing the adrenal glands.
It has also been shown to aid cognitive abilities and sharpen memory, focus, and concentration skills as well as help reduce brain fog. Oat straw is highly beneficial for strengthening bones, healing breaks & fractures, and preventing osteoporosis. It has also been shown to strengthen teeth, blood vessels, and nerve sheaths making it an important herb for the skeletal, circulatory, and neurological systems.
Oat straw is also great for easing the effects of a menstrual cycle and for relieving cramps and bloating. It contains diuretic properties which is helpful for reducing inflammation, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, water retention, edema, and lymphatic swelling. Oat straw can also be used topically by adding to bath water or as an ingredient to a cream or salve to help soothe skin ailments such as eczema, acne, bee stings, poison ivy, sun burn, and dry itchy skin.
It is also helpful for strengthening hair and nails and is often found in beauty products for this effect. Oat straw tea is a delicious way to include this healing herb into your diet. Add 2 teaspoons of dried herb to 1 cup of hot water and allow to steep for 15 minutes or more, sweeten with raw honey if desired. Oat straw can be found online or at your local health food store in tea, capsule, tincture, extract, cream, and salve form.
This item posted: 19-Jun-2015
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