Avena sativa is the scientific name for a cereal grain belonging to the grass family. The plant...
Avena sativa is the scientific name for a cereal grain belonging to the grass family. The plant’s common names include Oatstraw, the oat, and Common oat. Oatstraw is considered to have originated from Europe and the Near East and is cultivated in many other regions, including the United States.
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Uses and Benefits:
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History of Use:
The history of Oatstraw use dates back to ancient times. Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks and Romans appreciated the plant for its beneficial effects on skin health and beauty. Oatstraw has traditionally been used in the forms of teas and tinctures for headaches, nerves and sleep support. Traditionally, Oatstraw has been used to support sexual health by both men and women.
Contemporary studies suggest that Oatstraw has a multitude of beneficial properties, such as oxidation and inflammation relief, along with support for skin health and cholesterol levels. Research suggests that the plant’s content of antioxidants and polyphenols is responsible for its dermatological benefits. Flavonoids and triterpene saponins, found in Oatstraw extract, are considered to be essential for its supporting effect on brain function and cognitive performance.
Oatstraw has a long history of use, both in farming and medicine, dating back to the Bronze Ange.
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