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Oats (Avena sativa) is a plant with a long history of nourishing humanity. Even its name, Avena, means nourishment and both the stalks and grains have medicinal and nutritional applications. Oats are believed to have originated in Northern Europe or the Near East, possibly in the Fertile Crescent and have now been spread across the world, lending a great deal of job security as a feed for cows, chickens, and humans.
Besides its use as food,Oats have a long history in herbal medicine with a variety of uses. Oats are used as a restorative plant and they enhance mental capacities. The hulls were stuffed into mattresses and pillows as calm anf rejuvinate anxious and overworn people. Its reputation as a sexual enhancer and vitality restorer are so ingrained in our language that we still have phrases like “feeling your oats” and “sowing your wild oats.” Many of Oatstraw’s medicinal properties are linked to its high level of bio-available nutrition.
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Oatstraw (Avena sativa) Overview
Oats are an wonderfully useful plant and its contribution to human culture, food, and medicines cannot be overstated. Oatstraw boasts such a long list of medicinal uses (and for all people, men and women, old and young), it’s hard to know where to start. But that’s okay, because when one is feeling overwhelmed, Oatstraw is just the plant to turn to!
The Grow Network is proud to offer this high-quality, USDA organic herb. Great for use as in Nourishing Infusions, for gentle relaxation and restoration, made into a tincture for your medicine kit, as a ingredient in your homemade hair and skin care, and for many other applications.
Botanical Name: Avena sativa
Other Common Names: Oat, common oat, cat grass, pet grass, oatgrass