Friday, December 30, 2011

Nourishing, Calming Oat Straw

Has the holiday rush left you feeling worn out and in need of some rejuvenation?  I have just the herb for you!  Oat Straw is a wonderfully nourishing, calming, and strengthening herb.  Some of its benefits include:

*calms emotions
*support and strengthening of the nervous system
*helps to promote deep and restful sleep
*nourishes the endocrine system
*fights anxiety, depression, and nervous exhaustion
*relieves headache and pain
*improves focus and concentration
*boosts the immune system
*nourishes the heart and circulatory system
*helps with healthy digestion
*helps treat osteoporosis 

Oat Straw is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, vit. A and B vitamins.  Oat Straw can be taken as a tea using 1-3 teaspoons of dried herb infused in 1 cup of water for 15-30 minutes drunk up to 3 times a day, or to pull out the minerals, make your infusion before you go to bed and it will be ready to drink the next day.  (This is the dose for an adult.)  This herb is not a quick fix herb, but needs to be consumed over time.  A few times a week is often what is recommended.

Oat Straw is quite inexpensive and can be purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs.  This is an herb that I always keep on hand and it is regularly consumed by my family.  You can click on the Mountain Rose Herb icon just to the right to purchase.  
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  1. Hi Jessica,
    Do you know if this is safe during pregnancy or while nursing?

    1. Most herbalist will say this is safe to take during pregnancy. I would advice talking to your practitioner and doing some of your own research so that you feel comfortable taking it while pregnant and breastfeeding.