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Oats

Other Names: Oats, Oatmeal, Common Oats, Groats, Oatstraw, Wild Oats, Straw, Grain, Avena sativa
Traditional Usages: Food for Man and Beast, Beer, Colic, Diarrhea, Flu and Coughs, Colds, Fight Stress, Build Body Tissue, Soothe Nervous and Digestive Systems, Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels, Reduce Cigarette Cravings, Balance Menstrual Cycle,  Menstrual Cramps, Osteoporosis, Urinary Tract Problems, Oatstraw Baths are used for Rheumatic, Lumbago, Paralysis (add 2-3 handfuls in a gauze, use as sponge when soft), Liver Ailments, Gout, Kidney, Eczema, Neuralgia Problems, Detoxing, Lowering Cholesterol, Tea as a Nerve Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Alcoholism, Headache, Sleeplessness, Shingles, Hyperactivity in Children, Nerve tremors in the Aged, Sexual Weakness with Night Losses, Impotence, Leprosy, General Debility, Depression and Nervous Exhaustion,
Resources: Grown Worldwide
Parts Used: Whole Plant, Seed, Straw (Dried Stems)
Administrative Method: Ground herb for decoctions and other natural preparations as bath additives. 
Herb Action: Emollient, mildly antidepressant, nutritive
Herbal Research: Oats


Oats - Home remedy for Cholesterol: Oat bran appears to lower serum cholesterol in a fashion similar to pectin-rich fruit. Oat bran also does as good a job as beans. To get 6 grams of soluble fiber a day, you could eat half a cup of oat bran cooked as cereal or made into muffins. Although oat bran has more soluble fiber, oatmeal can also lower cholesterol. When you add two thirds of a cup of rolled oats a day to a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, your cholesterol will lower more than on the healthy diet alone.

Oats - Home remedy for Menopause: Oats eaten as a food or oat straw consumed as an infusion will control the fluctuating hormonal levels.

Oats - Home remedy for Heartburn: Take a teaspoon or two of uncooked oat flakes, chew thoroughly and swallow.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal medications



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