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Milky Oat Tops + Oats

February 04, 2021

Milky Oat Tops + Oats

MILKY OAT TOPS & OATS
Avena  sativa

Family:  Poaceae

Part used:  Fresh Milky Tops (Immature grain)

Energetics:  Sweet,  moist

Actions:  Antispasmodic, anxiolytic, demulcent, nervine, nervous system trophorestoritive, nootropic, nutritive

Oats are often used in farming as a cover crop and it’s one we use on the farm regularly. For medicinal purposes, we harvest the  oat  tops when they’re  in the  milky state.  You squeeze  the oat tops and a thick milky substance comes out. This is the good stuff. If  left alone, the seed would continue to grow into an oat groat, where it would be hulled and either kept whole or processed into oats. Oats are an incredible food for our nervous and  cardiovascular  systems.  Oats  are  high  in  betaglucan,  which  helps  lower  cholesterol  and  high  blood pressure,  and  it  is  high  in  antioxidants  and  is  antiinflammatory.  I  like  to  use  milky  oats  to  help  reduce  stress, anxiety  and  to  help  support  symptoms  of  withdrawl  from certain  drugs  and  cigarettes.  It's  also  a  great  herb  for  firing up  the  libido!

Contraindications:  None known.





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