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Frontier Co-op Organic Cut & Sifted Oat Straw Green Tops Description
Oatstraw is the green top of the oat plant, harvested when the seed is at the milky stage, before it's fully ripe. While consuming oatstraw steeped as a tea is most common, you can also use it as a simple tincture or take it in capsules.
Cultivated for over 3,000 years, oats were not an intentionally cultivated grain. A happy accident, it was originally considered a weed among other crop grains. However, its tenacious nature and and wide tolerance for growing conditions led to eventual appreciation. It can thrive through stretches of poor growing conditions while other crops struggle.
To add to your bath; place two cups of oatstraw in a muslin cloth and add to the bathwater, swishing it around. Or, you can make a strong oat tea and pour directly into your bath. To enhance your experience, tie 1/2 cup of oatmeal in a soft cloth and use to cleanse the skin after a nice soak in the bath.
To make a tea; use one to two teaspoons of oatstraw to one cup of boiling water. Let steep for ten minutes, strain and enjoy. To enhance the tonifying and soothing benefits, combine with lemon balm, nettles, scullcap, chamomile or passion flower.
Owned by stores and organizations that buy and sell our products, Frontier Co-op® has been a member-owned cooperative since 1976. We support natural living and our products are never irradiated or treated with ETO. We're committed to the health and welfare of the environment and everyone producing and consuming our botanical products.
To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of her. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
To add to the bath, place two cups of oats straw in a muslin cloth and add to the bath water, swishing it around. or make a strong oats straw tea and add the tea water to the bath. To enhance your oats straw bath experience, tie 1/2 cup of oatmeal in a soft cloth and use it to cleanse the skin after a nice soak in the bath.
Suggested Uses: Oats straw is soothing to dry, flaky, damaged, and itchy skin. It's an ingredient in skin creams and lotions, baby products, and bath products.
Other oats straw benefits include its use as a relaxing tea and nerve tonic. For those who feel over-worked, over-stressed, depleted and burned-out, oat straw is the tea of choice. It's gently restorative to mind and body when taken for a period of time.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrates||1 g||<1%|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g||4%|
|Organic Oat straw Green Tops, cut (herb)||1.6 g||*|