Oatstraw | Avena sativa

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Oatstraw

£3.50 50g           

Oatstraw (Avena sativa)

Dried oatstraw herb (Avena sativa)

Dried oatstraw herb (Avena sativa)


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Avena Sativa 

Common names: Oatstraw

Family: Graminaceae

Parts used: Green herb, stalks or oatstraw

Habitat: Native to Northern Europe

Constituents: Phenolics, Saponins, Protein, Flavonoids, Polysaccharides, Lipids as well as vitamins A, B complex, C, E, K and calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese and zinc. 

Actions: Antidepressant, Cardiac Tonic, Thymoleptic

Traditional and current uses:

• Depression

• Melancholia

• Neuralgia

• Shingles

•Insomnia

• Externally used for eczema, dry or irritated skin 

• Aids wound healing 

•  Traditionally used in baths to treat skin issues - soothing and hydrating for the skin

• Supports cardiovascular system


Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.



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