Use Oatstraw Tea to Reduce Stress
Strengthen & Rejuvenate

Exactly how Oatstraw works is a mystery of nature. It seems to provide deep nourishment in a way our bodies can easily assimilate and use.

However we do know oats are a source of many nutrients including: proteins, calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin A, silica, phosphorous and iron.

Some of the many reported benefits of Oat straw tea include:

  • calms and strengthens the nervous system,
  • helps to nourish and rejuvenate
  • relieves strain, stress and overwork
  • calms emotions,
  • helps us connect more comfortably with ourselves and others
  • reduces depression.
  • enhances clear thinking and improves attention span,
  • strengthens bones
  • improves coordination,
  • strengthens digestion,
  • helps stabilize blood sugar,
  • reduces pain,
  • reduces inflammation,
  • eases eyestrain,
  • soothes headaches
  • relaxes leg cramps
  • encourages deep restful sleep
  • nourishes the heart and circulatory system,
  • nourishes the endocrine system
  • nourishes the skin and hair.

This Herbal Tea Is Easy to Use

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It has a mild soothing taste and smell.
It can be used on a daily basis for as long as desired.

It provides wonderful long term nourishment.
It is an excellent source of calcium, iron, phosphorous and B vitamins.

But it is slow acting.
You may have to drink 1 to 4 cups
for 2 to 4 weeks before you notice the difference.
It is well worth the wait.

Oat straw tea can be taken internally 1-4 cups daily.
The infusion (see below) can also be added to a soothing bath and used as a hair rinse.

How to Make Oatstraw Infusion or Tea

To make a simple tea-

  • Add 1-3 teaspoons of dried herb to one cup of boiling water.
  • Cover the cup and allow it to steep for 15 minutes.
  • Drink 3 times a day.

For an optimum nutrient rich infusion-

  • Add one cup of dried Oat straw herb to a one quart mason jar or pot.
  • Pour one quart of boiling water over the dried herb.
  • Cover and steep for several hours.
  • Then strain out the herb and drink the infusion through out the day.

Making a herbal infusion before bed and letting it steep overnight is an excellent way to extract the nourishment from the dried herb.

Dried oat straw herb is relatively inexpensive and can often be purchased in the bulk herb section of your health food store.

Oatstraw Tea is Safe

It has been used in herbalist traditions for hundreds of years. No drug interactions or side effects have been reported. However some people with allergies or gluten sensitivity should avoid oats.

Summary

Oats can nourish, help us settle down and enjoy life. Oat straw herbal infusion or tea is a perfect way to become more resilient to stress, soothe nerves and help us get more “in touch” with ourselves and others.

Please remember the information on this page is not intended to be medical advice. It is always wise to consult with a trained health care professional for appropriate recommendations for your situation.

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Sources:

Hoffmann, David. 1987, 1988, 1998. The Herbal Handbook A User’s Guide to Medical Herbalism. Rochester Vermont: Healing Arts Press

Local Harvest, 1999-2009, "Just Oatstraw Tea", http://www.localharvest.org/just-oatstraw-tea-C6547

Weed, Susun S., 1989. Wise Woman Herbal Healing Wise. Woodstock New York: Ash Tree Publishing