Oatstraw (Avena sativa)
Definition: This herb is known for its rich mineral content and ability to treat osteoporosis, menstrual disorders, urinary tract infections and even hysteria. Tinctures made from oatstraw are used in homeopathic preparations for use in arthritis, liver ailments and skin disorders.
Applications: Contagious diseases, insomnia, menstrual disorders, indigestion, urinary tract infections, osteoporosis, nervous conditions and conditions requiring calcium.
Scientific Updates: Oatstraw is an excellent natural source of calcium and magnesium and is best utilized in tea form. It is considered a superior plant source of magnesium. Oatstraw should be a rich green color and have a characteristic odor to be considered of good quality
Complementary Agents: Plantain, marshmallow, alfalfa, barley grass and calcium/magnesium.