April 20, 2012

Oat Straw, Interesting . . .

Avena Sativa

Active Ingredients: 50% starch, proteins, alkaloids, saponins, flavones, sterols, Vitamin B, silica, calcium, magnesium, silicon, potassium & iron

Actions: Nervine tonic, anti-depressant, nutritive, demulcent, vulnery

Oats is one of the best remedies for "feeding" the nervous system.  It is useful for exhaustion and depression; it strengthens the whole nervous system, making it a preventative and protective herb to enhance the ability to cope with stress.  While being stimulating and energy-giving, they are also relaxing and an aid to sleep.  Oats are also a uterine tonic and works on strengthening the thyroid and balancing hormone production.  It can be helpful for high blood pressure, varicose veins and hemorrhoids.  It is also a soother for the digestive tract.  It lowers blood sugar and is useful for fluid retention.  It is one of the best sources for magnesium, helping irritability and calcium absorption.
Compiled by Vickie Liguori, 2006

1 comment:

Leah said...

Hmm. Very interesting! =)