Oatstraw Herb

Oatstraw Herb

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An annual grass with a fibrous root. It produces a hollow, jointed stem, 1-4- feet tall. The leaves are rather rough, pale green, narrow and flat. The flowers are arranged in a loose terminal panicle, consisting of 2-flowered spikelets, 1 inch long. The hairy, grooved grain is narrow, with almost parallel sides. It is widely cultivated throughout the world.

The grain is used for its nutritional value. Rolled oats for oatmeal, and in diets for convalescents and other illnesses. A fine oatmeal is used for a body rub and a wash for dry skin. It is a antispasmodic, nervine, and stimulant. Oat extract and tincture is useful as nerve and uterine tonics. A decoction of the ripe plant traditionally treats depression, insomnia, irritability, estrogen deficiency, shingles, and chest problems.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 10 January, 2007.

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