Traditionally and still is used for its mildly antidepressant properties in a
Drunk as a Tea
insomnia, anxiety, and depression.(The tincture can be used similarly.) Combines well with vervain. Also makes a nutritive addition to remedies for colds and chills to encourage sweating.
multiple sclerosis, chronic neurological pain, and insomnia
regulate estrogen levels
significantly lower blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity varicose veins and
Few adverse effects, although individuals with gluten sensitivity (celiac disease) should use oats with caution.
"Green straw tea will release harmful metabolic by-products and simultaneously remove unnecessary water held in the tissues. Naturally, you may be able to obtain the ingredients for this tea fresh, but if not, your health food store offers dried oat straw and ready-made teas. In these, the role of the other herbs is to support the action of the oat straw.
First mix all of these dry ingredients well; this is your tea blend. Now add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the mixture to 2 or 3 cups (500- 750 ml) of boiling water.
Simmer the herbs for about 20 minutes. An alternative method is to start the tea cold, letting the herbs steep for several hours. The tea only needs 10 minutes of simmering and 10 minutes of steeping before it is ready to strain.
The dosage: 3 cups daily, if possible, unsweetened."