Bulk Oatstraw Cut & Sifted

Avena sativa
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[ 4586 ]Avena sativa

Oatstraw Cut & Sifted


Oatstraw herb is harvested from unripe tops of Avena sativa, more commonly known oats. Although the hot cereal made from mature oats is highly nutritious, oatstraw provides even more calcium and iron, as well as soluble fiber. Because herbalists often refer to oatstraw as the “mother’s milk” of health-supporting plants, the herb is also known as “milky oats.”

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information at a glance

active compoundsCalcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins A, C, E, essential amino acids, soluble fiber, flavonoids, lipids, sterols.
plant part usedtops
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaGrassy or hay-like in appearance and aroma.
flavor profileMild and pleasant tasting, oatstraw blends well with many other tea herbs, such as lemon balm, peppermint and nettle.


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cosmeticUse the cooled tea as a wash, or infuse in carrier oil for use in soaps, salves, lotions and other skin care products. Oatstraw is also a wonderful herb to use for the bath. Just fill a muslin bag with the herb and toss into a tub of warm water.
culinaryPrepare oatstraw herb as tea, alone or in combination with other herbs. Oatstraw may also be added to soups and stews.
safetyOatstraw is safe for most people but consult your physician if you take prescription medications.

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