The humble Oat (Avena sativa) is an amazing powerhouse of herbal goodness. In addition to Oats’ heart healthy attributes, they can also help breastfeeding mamas with milk making, and are the main ingredient in most lactation cookies. Yum!
Nourishing Oats have an optimum balance of protein, essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins. Taken internally – by the bowlful or in cookie form - they can make you feel fuller longer, and the naturally occurring calcium helps reduce anxiety and promote sleep. Topically, oats can be used as a simple, safe bath additive for dermatitis and itchy, rashy skin.
One of the safest herbs around, the German Commission E approved oat straw for skin inflammation and itching, and even Doctor Oz recommends it to calm frazzled nerves and for a good night’s sleep.
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