Oatstraw


Oatstraw Herb of the Month - May 2020

Avena sativa "mother's milk"


Benefits

How it is used:

  • Tincture of milky oat tops (a premier restorative for the nervous system) in warm water or tea.

  • Tea (infusion or decoction) of dried oatstraw

  • Poultice of powdered oat

  • Bath with infusion or decoction, powdered oat

  • Flower Essence (brings clarity and conviction to one's path in life)

Precautions: Possible gluten cross-contamination; potential danger for those with Celiac disease overall oatstraw is considered to be very safe both externally and internally, with no side effects or drug interactions being reported


Recipes

A Simple Avena Decoction

4 Tbs. Oatstraw

1 qt. filtered water

Bring herbs and water to an ALMOST boil in a lidded pot. Lower to a simmer for 30 - 45 minutes. Turn off flame and let sit until cool enough to drink. Strain and sip throughout the day.


Stress Recovery Blend

2 part Oatstraw

1 part each Nettles, Ashwaganda, and Hawthorn Berry

1/2 pt. each Skullcap and Licorice root

Bring herbs and water to an ALMOST boil in a lidded pot. Lower to a simmer for 20 - 30 minutes. Turn off flame and let sit until cool enough to drink. Strain and sip throughout the day. This tea can also be made as a long infusion (2 - 8 hrs.).


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