Herbs: Oatstraw - Powder

Common Names: Oat straw, oat grass
Latin Name: Avena sativa
Origin: USA

Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology

Oatgrass, or oatstraw as it is popularly known, is the young shoots of the grain plant Avena sativa. Much has been written about the seed of this plant and especially about the effect of oat bran on serum cholesterol. To herbalists, however, oatmeal is for breakfast while oatgrass tea is for dinner. The young shoots of the oat plant can be sprouted like alfalfa and eaten as a rich source of minerals. The shoots and even the straw remaining after the grain has been harvested are excellent sources of the major minerals used in the structure of the body including magnesium and calcium.

A tea or extract of this herbal product is the most effective way of obtaining its virtues. The dried plant material is too fibrous to be eaten directly. Oatgrass tea is said to relieve hysteria and balance the menstrual cycle of females.

Little is known about the chemistry of oatgrass. We performed a nutritional analysis on it for this work but little else is available. It ranks as the best terrestrial source of magnesium in our study. Magnesium deficiency has been linked to menstrual disorders, irritability and poor calcium absorption. This may contribute to its folk uses.

Contains mucilaginous compounds as well as crude fiber that encourage normal bowel function. These compounds reduce bowel transit time, absorb toxins and enhance the efficiency of digestion. Oatstraw is an excellent herbal source of magnesium.

Oatstraw is high or very high on the following nutrients:

  • Calcium
  • Chromium
  • Crude Fiber
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin A
  • Silicon
  • Sodium

  • From Our Reading and/or Experience...

    • As a powder, we use Oatstraw in tincture combinations and capsules. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. Except as a tea, as powders are not normally used in tea combinations.
    • It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
    • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
    • As is the case with most herbs, Oatstraw should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.

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    by charlie on Mar 27, 2014

    I have tried to call your phone but it just rings a few times then goes dead. Would like to talk to some one about the oat straw before I order etc. What would be the best time to CALL?

    Factor V Leiden
    by Liz on Mar 18, 2014

    My son has a genetic blood clot problem...no vitamin K, and my husband has Prostate cancer.....can they trake this for energy ?

      Re: Factor V Leiden
      by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 20, 2014

      Unfortunately we are not medical professionals or doctors and I can't give you advice as to what you can or can't give your husband and son because of their health issues. I would consult with your family doctor and see what he has say, do your own homework and go from there. Thanks!

    by Tammy on Feb 20, 2014

    I'm highly allergic to Oatmeal. Would I get the same reaction from eating this?

      Re: Allergies
      by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 21, 2014

      I would be very careful! Personally, I would talk to a nutritionist before trying to take Oatstraw!

    Gluten free?
    by Nancy on Apr 14, 2013

    Is your oatstraw gluten free? I believe it can be considered gluten free if it is not cross contaminated.

      Re: Gluten free?
      by Bulk Herb Store on May 1, 2013

      We can not guarantee that our oatstraw is gluten free.

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