Oat straw is a sedative, nervine, and nutritive herbal medicine. It is incredibly useful if you are stressed and are having difficulty sleeping. Oat straw is especially used for nourishment and the calming of the nervous system. It’s an excellent remedy for various stresses, while also working to tonify the nervous system. It helps protect the enamel and builds healthy bones because of its high bioavailable calcium content. The infusion of the herb is full of several minerals in their whole, complex forms in an easily absorbable form for the body, which includes iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamins, and a variety of other constituents.
Oat straw preparations have been used traditionally in Europe since the Middle Ages to boost mental capacity and as a restorative. Hildegard of Bingen, a nun and herbalist born in 1098 C.E. in present-day Germany, considered oats to be one of a few of her favorite ‘happiness’ herbs. Milky oats are believed to work better when used acutely, whereas oat straw seems to be better longterm support. This gentle restorative herb is for those that are cold, depleted, or tired, or for the type of person who drinks too much coffee and is chronically burnt out.
Oat straw tea has been recommended for degenerative wasting conditions such as multiple sclerosis and there is a history of using Oats in epilepsy treatments. Oats have been used to help lift a depressed mood and help people who are withdrawing from addictive drugs and/or alcohol.
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oats are the only cereal grain that contains a globulin or legume-like protein, avenalin, as the major (80%) storage protein. Oat protein is nearly equivalent in quality to soy protein, which World Health Organization research has shown to be equal to meat, milk, and egg protein. Oats contain a minor amount of Avenin, a protein related to gluten, and is safe to eat for individuals with minor gluten-sensitivities. Oat grass, containing a very negligible amount of protein, is even safer than the oat kernel itself. Oats & oat grass contain a very large amount of soluble fiber which contributes to feelings of satiety and a slower digestion. Oats also contain beta-D-glucans, which have been linked to reducing cholesterol and preventing heart disease. In addition to these benefits, oats contain a well-balanced ratio of b-vitamins, minerals, amino acids, vitamins, chlorophyll, carbohydrates, proteins, avenanthramides, tocols, lipids, alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, and sterols