Saturday, January 3, 2009

Herbs 101: Oatstraw

Oatstraw is another herb that I have been using in almost every cup of tea that I make. I love the smell of reminds me of driving past a fresh cut hay field! So sweet!

As some of you know, I have some dental 'issues' -mm-hmm...and osteoarthritis runs in my family as well so I decided to use this herb as it is a source of calcium and magnesium. Magnesium is necessary for proper calcium absorption so it sounded like a great combination! I don't drink much milk, if I ever find it raw I likely would but for now, this is my drink of choice!

Oatstraw also is high in chromium, which is useful to balance blood-sugar. That's a plus for a sugar-addict like myself!

Oatstraw is also said to be beneficial for nervous disorders, depression, menstrual problems, hair and nails, eczema, etc.

For more info and to order if you like, please see this article from the Bulk Herb Store.

(** I'm not a medical professional. I'm only sharing my personal findings!)


Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

Thanks for the info. I think I should get some of this, based on your description.

Donna said...

I love it. It goes in nearly every cup that I make!