Oat: Avena sativa (L.)
Why Oatstraw? Oat is one of the most useful, beneficial, and widely available herbs in natural medicine. It is truly a staple of any holistic wellness kit. Taken orally, oatstraw can help promote normal cognitive performance and support a healthy heart. Try using oatstraw in the bath for a relaxing, hydrating bath.
Quality Assured: Our certified organic oat tops are sustainably sourced in the U.S.A. This herb is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and grown without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
How to Use
Benefits: Oats can support a healthy heart and cardiovascular system and normal cognitive abilities in healthy adults.
Cautions and Contraindications: Oats are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS), however they may interfere with absorption of orally administered drugs because of the high fiber content, so it is advised to take medications either one hour before or four hours after consuming oats.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Oatstraw Avena sativa: 1 ounce
Filtered water: 1 pint
Place the water into a pot made from a non-reactive material (such as stainless or enamel). Do not use aluminum. Cut or crush the oatstraw add it to water in the pot. Do not cut or crush in advance, as vital constituents can be lost. Turn on the heat to medium. Simmer your decoction with the lid off until the volume of water is reduced by one quarter, so three-quarters of a pint remains––about 20 minutes. Cool and strain.
Add to iced herbal tea and apple juice for a delicious, nourishing summer drink packed with the magnetic mineral silica.