Oatstraw has been grown commonly in Northern Europe and North America. While it has been grown in these areas, Oatstraw can be grown anywhere today. While you have heard of oats everyday foods and baked goods, such as cereals, oat cookies, and oat breads, the plant has proven to have benefits beyond culinary practices.
Why You Might Find it Helpful
Oatstraw is high in iron, manganese, zinc, and many other nutrients. As a nutrient-dense herb, oatstraw has been found to have minerals that can be beneficial for the body. Oatstraw is considered a nervine herb, and its properties have been used to help calm the nervous system. Most namely, oatstraw extract has been found to soothe feelings of stress and anxiety.
Additionally, oatstraw has been studied for its possible effects to reduce levels of proinflammatory cytokines. Cytokines are chemical compounds that have been studied to be involved in the development of psychiatric disorders. A study was conducted to assess the connection between oats and the benefits it may have on brain activity.
We use oat straw in our Balancing Blend primarily because it is rich in minerals to help nourish the nervous system so that the body can properly manufacture and balance hormones. Additionally, oatstraw has been found in several studies to help improve blood flow, brain function, and mood.
What It Looks Like
Oatstraw is a species of cereal grass, which has highly nutritious seeds. Oatstraw is the stem of the oat plant, harvested before the plant produces culinary oats.
Things to Know
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