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Nutrition Basics

Herbs
OATS
Oatmeal, Oat Bran, Oat Straw, Wild Oats

Avena Sativa


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  • Oats Herbal Description
  • Oats Uses & Scientific Evidence
  • Oats Dosage Information
  • Oats Safety, Cautions & Interaction Information
  • Oats Herbal Products




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    OATS HERBAL DESCRIPTION

    Oat & Oat Straw, Green Oats, is also known as Avena sativa, Oats, Hafer (German), Ma-Karasu-Mugi (Japanese), and Avena (Spanish).

    Oats and Oatmeal are used primarily as a food source. Use in Celiac Disease is debated. Oats have benefits in dermatology, hypercholesterolemia, cardikovascular conditions, and diabetes mellitus remain controversial.

    Oat straw means the whole plant, including the leaves and stems and for hundreds of years, herbalists have used the Oat plant to treat nervous exhaustion, insomnia, and "weakness of the nerves". They made a tea made from Oats to treat rheumatic conditions and eliminate water retention. A tincture of the green tops of Oats was also used to curb symptoms associated with withdrawal from tobacco addiction. Oats were used in baths to help reduce insomnia and anxiety, and to treat a variety of skin conditions, including burns and eczema. Today, Oats are most famous for the cereal grain that it provides.

    OAT BOTANY

    Oats grow as hardy annual grasses able to withstand poor soil conditions in which other crops are unable to thrive and are best adapted to areas with a cool, moist climate; Russia, the United States, Finland, and Poland are the world's major oat-producing countries. The plant grows to approximately 61 to 91 cm in height and has straight, hollow, blade-like leaves. The flowers contain 2 or 3 florets and are clustered at the top of the plant. Oat grain grows enclosed in 2 hulls that protect it during development. It contains 3 main structures: the bran, endosperm, and the germ containing embryonic structures that can grow into a new plant.

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    OAT HISTORY

    Derived from wild grasses, the oat evolved into today's cultivated plant. The oldest known oat grains were found in Egyptian remains dating from approximately 2,000 BC. Scottish settlers introduced oats into North America in the early 17th century. Before being used as a food for humans, oats were used as a livestock feed in the form of grain, pasture, hay, or silage.

    Traditional medicinal uses of oats include the treatment of rheumatism, depression, chronic neurological pain, atonia of the bladder, and, externally, as a skin cleanser and emollient.

    OAT CONSTITUENTS

    The dietary value of oats is very high compared with that of other cereals in the Gramineae family. Oats are a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber, manganese, selenium, phosphorous, tryptophan, thiamine, and vitamin E (mainly as alpha-tocopherol). The protein content is 15 to 20-percent higher than that of other cereal grains, with approximately 10-percent consisting of storage proteins known as avenins. These proteins belong to the prolamin group and are related to the gluten found in wheat.

    Oat bran contains the soluble dietary fiber beta-glucan, a highly viscous soluble polysaccharide with a linear, unbranched structure composed of 4-O- and 3-O-linked beta-D-glucopyranosyl units. Other polysaccharides in oat include starch, araban, and xylan gums. Lipid content is high, especially in unsaturated triglycerides. Lipase, lipoxygenase, and superoxide dismutase are enzymes present in oats.

    Phenolic esters, including avenacins, phenols (hydroxycinnamic, ferulic, p-coumaric, and caffeic acids), and other phenolic compounds (benzoic and cinnamic acids, quinones, flavones, flavonols, chalcones, flavanones, anthrocyanidines, aminophenolics, avenanthramides) have been identified.





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    OAT USES, HEALTH BENEFITS, & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    BENEFITS

    Ground Oatmeal grain, has a high silica content, and can be used externally for skin problems. Oat bran, which is produced from the coarse husks of the grain, reduces cholesterol levels. Oat straw is used in various forms to treat numerous ailments including arthritis, rheumatism, and fluid retention. Some herbalists recommend Oat straw for treating shingles, herpes infections, and addictions; however, this herb’s soundest reputation by far is as a topical remedy for irritated and inflamed dry skin.

    OAT USES & CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES

    The widespread use of oats and oatmeal preparations makes the findings of animal experiments largely redundant.

    CARDIOVASCULAR

    The FDA recognizes that beta-glucan may play a role in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. Approximately one cup (90 grams) of oats daily provides the recommended daily requirements of beta-glucan.

    In vitro experiments using human aortic endothelial cells showed reduced monocyte adherence and decreased production of cytokines involved in inflammatory response with oat phenolic avenanthramide pretreatment. A role in reducing the risk of atherosclerosis has been suggested.

    Clinical Data

    In a trial of overweight dyslipidemic adults (N = 30), oats had no effect on endothelial dysfunction over a 6-week period compared with placebo. Subgroup analysis (not powered for) suggested a beneficial effect. A pilot study showed a reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure in 18 patients with mild or borderline hypertension who received oat cereal. Beta-glucan content of the cereal was standardized to 5.52 g/day. However, these results were not confirmed by another small trial that showed no change in blood pressure despite a similar daily intake of beta-glucan. In a larger trial of 97 patients with hypertension, beta-glucan administered for 12 weeks did not affect blood pressure except in subgroup analysis, which was not powered for in the study design. A decrease in systolic pressure (but not diastolic) was reported in a 12-week trial of 206 healthy middle-aged volunteers who consumed three 30 to 40 gram portions of whole grain foods daily. No changes in markers of inflammation were noted.

    CELIAC DISEASE

    The role of oats in the diet of patients with celiac disease is controversial and possibly compounded by results of older, uncontrolled trial data or the use of contaminated oats. A smaller proportion of immunogenic storage proteins is found in oats than in wheat, barley, and rye, and oat-derived proteins are more readily digested by the protease enzymes in the gut. In addition, the proline found in oat avenin is more readily digested by protease enzymes, which results in rapid degradation of potentially harmful peptides and may help to prevent the initiation of an immune response against oats in the small intestine. Some people with celiac disease possess avenin-reactive mucosal T cells that can cause mucosal abnormality.

    Advantages of incorporating oats into gluten-free diets have been described and include the provision of nutrients including vitamin B-1, magnesium, and zinc, as well as the health benefits of increased dietary fiber.

    A long-term study of oat ingestion in adults with celiac disease showed no effect on duodenal villous architecture, inflammatory cell infiltration of the duodenal mucosa, or antibody titers after 5 years. Similar results were obtained in children with newly diagnosed celiac disease. Two systematic reviews, as well as the World Gastroenterology Organization, and the Finnish, United Kingdom, and Canadian Celiac Associations consider that uncontaminated oats can be consumed by most patients with celiac disease. Because of the possibility for oat intolerance in some people, the reviewers suggest eliminating oats initially and only adding moderate amounts in well-established, gluten-free diets. The American Celiac Sprue Association regards the use of oats as not risk-free. Studies suggesting that oats are safe in patients with dermatitis herpetiformis have also been published.

    DIABETES MELLITUS

    Meals high in soluble fiber have been shown to reduce the rise in postprandial blood glucoseand insulin concentration, attributed in part to an increase in the viscosity of the contents of the stomach and small intestine, with a subsequent reduction in the rate of absorption of digested nutrients. The results of studies of oats in diabetic patients are conflicting.

    Clinical Data

    Fasting plasma glucose, insulin, and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA 1c ) were unaffected by a dietary regimen containing oat bran (beta-glucan 3 grams) concentrate in a number of trials. Dosages of beta-glucan in these trials ranged from 2.25 to 6 grams per day over 6 to 12 weeks. A slight effect on the glucose response curve was shown in a trial in healthy adults. In a small trial of patients with mild type 2 diabetes, oat bran flour produced a lower glycemic response than glucose. Similar responses were obtained in a few additional trials.

    The use of a beta-glucan–enriched bedtime snack to reduce the prevalence of silent nocturnal hypoglycemia in children with diabetes mellitus has been investigated. Children receiving the enriched snack experienced flattening of the blood glucose curve before midnight, but the incidence of hypoglycemia after 2 AM remained unchanged.

    HYPERLIPIDEMIA

    Oat fiber produces modest reductions in cholesterol levels and may exert a small positive effect on the risk of coronary artery disease, but the mechanism is unclear. Although evidence suggests that some soluble fibers bind with bile acids or cholesterol, resulting in an increased clearance of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, this action may be insufficient to account for the observed cholesterol reductions. Other proposed mechanisms include inhibition of hepatic fatty acid synthesis, changes in intestinal motility, and reduction in absorption of macronutrients, resulting in increased insulin sensitivity and satiety, with a consequent overall reduction in total energy intake. Other factors to be considered when interpreting trial data include the solubility and molecular weight of beta-glucan, unfavorable changes during commercial preparation, storage conditions, and cooking processes.

    Clinical Data

    A large number of studies have been conducted to evaluate the effect of oat bran supplementation on blood lipid levels, with results included in several meta-analyses. Substantial heterogeneity among individual studies suggests that the effects of fiber are not uniform, possibly as a result of inconsistent dosages. Many, but not all, trials show reductions in LDL-cholesterol. In addition, nonlinearity was observed at higher doses, suggesting a possible diminished adherence or biological maximum being reached at these doses.

    The FDA has endorsed the relationship between inclusion of beta-glucan soluble fiber in the diet and a decrease in serum cholesterol, and advises a dosage of beta-glucan 3 g/day soluble fiber. A causal relationship with decreased cardiovascular disease has not been demonstrated. 41

    ADDICTION

    An extract of oats is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to cure opium addiction, but a few older trials were conducted on the potential of oats in treating addictions with conflicting results. A study in rats receiving increasing alcohol doses up to 8 grams/kg/day demonstrated a protective effect of oats on gut leakiness associated with endotoxemia and liver injury.

    CANCER

    The avenanthramides from oats have been investigated for potential anticancer applications.

    DERMATOLOGY

    Despite their promotion for management of dry, itchy skin conditions, claims about the benefits of colloidal oat-containing preparations are largely based on older trials, but the popularity of colloidal oatmeal in the management of pruritus is increasing. Although listed in the United States Pharmacopeia, the FDA has added a caution to the skin protectant monograph regarding over-drying that may occur from prolonged soaking in colloidal oatmeal. Additionally, the use of oatmeal-containing products may cause sensitization in children with atopic dermatitis.

    NUTRITION IN THE ELDERLY

    Studies have shown that the addition of oats into diets of elderly persons increases bioavailability of vitamin B-12, reduces laxative use, and supports the maintenance of body weight.

    WEIGHT LOSS

    Clinical trials evaluating the effect of adding oats to energy deficient diets have largely found no additive effect. Satiety is increased with the addition of fiber in some, but not all, studies.





    OAT DOSAGE INFORMATION

    SUPPLEMENT FORMS

    Oats and Oat Straw comes in many different forms.

    The recommended intake of beta-glucan for reduction of cholesterol is 3 grams daily, an amount found in approximately 90 grams of Oats (approximately one cup of oats). An estimate of decreases in LDL by 5 mg/dL (0.13 mmol/L) is produced by inclusion of 3 grams per day beta-glucan in the average American adult. Moderate dietary amounts of oats, 20 to 25 grams/day (1/4 cup) and 50 to 70 grams per day (1/2 to 3/4 cup) in adults, are suggested for Celiac disease (see more below).

    Oats can be eaten as a morning breakfast cereal as a way to combat high cholesterol.

    An Oat Tea can be made from a heaping tablespoonful (30 grams) of Oats brewed with 1 cup of boiling water and the tea can be drunk several times a day to treat fluid retention, or shortly before going to bed to ease insomnia.

    As a tincture, Oats can be taken at 3 to 5 ml, 3 times per day.

    Encapsulated or tablet Oat products can be used in the amount of 1 to 4 grams per day.

    To soothe irritated skin, you can make an Oat Bath by running bath water through a sock containing several tablespoons of Oats.

    FOR GLUTEN-SENSITIVE INDIVIDUALS

    Historically, oats were not allowed on the gluten-free diet (GF diet) used to treat those with celiac disease. Oats were believed to trigger the same toxic reaction in the small intestine as wheat, rye and barley. However, many studies from the United States and Europe reveal that consumption of oats is safe for the majority of children and adults with celiac disease. Most of these studies used pure, uncontaminated oats, but it should be noted that a very small number of individuals with celiac disease may not even tolerate pure oats. The mechanism causing this intolerance has yet to be established.

    Based on this new research, a growing number of health professionals and celiac organizations around the world now allow consumption of moderate amounts of pure, uncontaminated oat products in a GF diet. In Canada, Health Canada has issued a position paper on the safety of oats in celiac disease, while the Canadian Celiac Association's professional advisory board has developed a position statement on using pure, uncontaminated oats. It says that adults with celiac can safely consume 1/2 to 3/4 cup (50 to 70 grams) of dry rolled oats per day. For children, it is 1/4 cup (20 to 25 grams) per day.

    Unfortunately though, most commercial oat products on the market have been cross-contaminated with wheat, barley and/or rye, which occur during harvesting, transportation, storage, milling, processing and packaging. The good news is there are specialty companies in North America and Europe who produce pure, uncontaminated oat products that are grown on dedicated fields and equipment and packaged in dedicated gluten-free facilities. The American companies include Bob’s Red Mill, GF Harvest (formerly Gluten-Free Oats), Montana’s Gifts of Nature and Montana Monster Munchies (Legacy Valley). The Canadian companies are Cream Hill Estates (Lara’s brand) and Avena Foods (Only Oats brand). Many other companies are using these pure, uncontaminated oats from the producers listed above (and in the chart below) in their gluten-free products. Examples include Glutenfreeda Foods’ oatmeal, NoNuttin granola bars and granola, and Holly's oatmeal.

    GLUTEN FREE OAT RESOURCES
    COMPANY
    PRODUCTS
    WEBSITE

    Cream Hill Estates
    (Lara's Brand)

    Rolled Oats
    Oat Bran
    Oat Flour

    www.creamhillestates.com

    Avena Foods
    (Only Oats Brand)

    Rolled Oats
    Oatmeal Cereal (Various Flavors)
    Muffin & Pancake Mixes
    Oat Bran
    Oat Flour

    www.avenafoods.com

    Bob's Red Mill

    Rolled Oats

    www.bobsredmill.com

    Gifts of Nature
    (Montana's Naked Oats)

    Rolled Oats
    Oat Groats

    www.mtgfnakedoat.com

    GF Harvest

    Rolled Oats
    Oat Groats

    www.glutenfreeoats.com

    Montana Monster Munchies
    (Legacy Valley Brand)

    Rolled Oats
    Granola
    Oat Bran
    Oat Flour
    Oatmeal Cookies

    www.mtmonstermunchies.com


    Before adding pure, uncontaminated oat products to your diet, it is recommended that you consult with your health care practitioner and dietitian. It is also very important that your celiac disease be well-controlled on the GF diet and that you have no gastrointestinal complaints.

    A diet containing oats is often higher in fiber than the typical GF diet, therefore some individuals may experience a change in stool pattern or mild gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal bloating and gas. This will resolve as the body adjusts to the change in the amount and type of fiber. As alwasy when adding a new fiber source such as oats, it is important to consume more fluids, especially water.





    OATS SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTION INFORMATION

    SAFETY CONCERNS

    There are no known side effects or interactions associated with Oats. No contraindications are well documented.

    For used during pregancy and lactation, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status when used as food. Avoid dosages higher thant those found in food because safety and efficacy are unproven.

    Oat bran may decrease absorption of medications. In 2 patients with hypercholesterolemia, concomitant ingestion of 50 to 100 grams of oat bran and lovastatin 80 mg resulted in an increase in LDL compared with taking lovastatin alone.There are reports of decreased absorption of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and iron with oat bran ingestion.

    Oat bran increases the bulk of stools and frequency of defecation, which may cause discomfort resulting in distension, flatulence, and perineal irritation. The increase in stool bulk has been used to advantage in stoma reversal. Digestion of fiber by colonic bacteria may cause gaseous distension and flatulents. Adequate fluid intake is recommended to ensure hydration and dispersion of fiber in the GI tract.

    Oat sensitization and allergy have been described. Contact dermatitis from oat flour has been reported. A study linking life-threatening, recurrent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis with gliadin-containing grains, including oats, has been published. A higher than expected incidence of oat sensitization in children with atopic dermatitis has been reported.

    Those with gluten sensitivity (Celiac Disease) should use Oats with caution. Some individuals with Celiac disease can tolerate oats and some cannot.

    CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT OATS & CELIAC DISEASE

    According to Celiac Support Association Oat products testing below 5 ppm gluten may qualify to bear the CSA Recognition Seal for INNOVATIVE Products. You can plan for success and introduce pure oats into the gluten-free diet after the gut Inflammation has diminished or has been eliminated. Most health care practitioners advise people, those newly diagnosed with celiac disease, to wait until their health is restored before ingesting oats. Waiting one year or so to introduce uncontaminated oats in the diet is commonly suggested to increase a successful introduction. If symptoms return while eating oats, you will need to go oat-free for several weeks before reintroducing the oats.

    Always read labels. Without a gluten-free or wheat-free designation, common oats are rarely pure enough for the celiac diet of gluten-free community. Pure oats appear to be suitable for most people, but not all people with gluten-related disorders. For those new to gluten-free, it is advisable to wait until symptoms have resolved before introducing pure, uncontaminated oats (labeled gluten-free). For some people, this could mean delaying the introduction of oats for a year or longer.

    The current medical recommendation for adults with celiac disease or gluten-related disorders is to limit consumption of dry oats to no more than 50 grams per day (50 grams daily is equivalent to about 1/2 cup dry oats) and 25 grams per day (25 grams daily day is equivalent to about 1/4 cup dry oats) for children. The CSA Three Step Management approach to celiac disease and gluten-related disorders can be used as a framework for introducing foods such as pure, uncontaminated oats.

    The FDA’s 2013 definition of gluten-free does not include oats as a prohibited grain. Therefore consumers sensitive to oats or some oat varieties will need to check ingredient labels closely.
      OATS CONTAIN: Avenin, in Oats contains similar amino acid sequences as wheat gluten and can evoke the immune response of celiac disease for some people. Oats storage protein toxicity is not the same in all varieties of oats. Today, there is no way to predict ahead of time, which people with celiac disease will or will not be able to successfully consume oats without an immune reaction.

      OATS ARE OFTEN CROSS CONTAMINATED with wheat and barley: Common oats, without a wheat-free assurance, are not appropriate for those with celiac disease. This includes most national and store brands of oatmeal. Oat products testing below 5 ppm gluten may qualify to bear the CSA Recognition Seal for INNOVATIVE Products.

      STEEL CUT OATS are processed through a burr grinder which is easier for the processor to clean to reduce cross contamination. A preparation suggestion is to rinse steel cut oats before cooking to remove grain dust that contain residue of other grains.

      CONSIDER: A growing number of oat products are handled to eliminate cross contamination in the field, transportation and processing. Seek only oat products, grown, processed and packaged to be free of contamination with wheat, barley or rye. Discuss your personal use of oats with your health care practitioner. Products containing oats qualify for gluten-free certification through the Innovative category of the CSA Recognition Seal Program.

    As always, each individual is responsible for managing the inevitable risks related to living gluten-free. Each person develops a personal criteria for making decisions that will achieve their optimum health and well-being. For some people that means oats and others are oats free. See Managing the Gluten-Free Diet for some recommendations.

    The appropriateness of oats in the gluten-free diet has been pondered for over 20 years. Studies continue with mixed results on this subject. Further, some study conclusions fail to match the data collected for that study. Until there is clarity in the research, oats is not a risk free choice for those on a medically prescribed gluten-free diet. Using 50 grams per day is an often quoted upper limit for oat consumption.

    Read the research studies about oats, not just the summaries. Discuss the topic with a helpful health care practitioner or dietitian. Confirm that your celiac-health has stabilized. If you have questions or concerns, call the CSA toll-free number 1-877-CSA-4-CSA (1-877-272-4272). Youj can help support additional research through the CSA Peer Review Research Program. Statistically, a sample of 600 to 1500 people adds validity to a condition affecting 1% of the population. To begin to understand the diversity of oat studies, compare the research abstracts from clinical research in this area. For more research information, go to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ to search for additional studies.





    OAT HERBAL PRODUCTS

  • Oat Bran Herbal Products
  • Oats & Oatmeal Herbal Products

  • Oat Straw Herbal Products
  • Wild Oats Herbal Products


  • QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLEMENTS



    OAT BRAN HERBAL PRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Oat Bran Plus, Now Foods, 500 mg, 100 Tabs (68517)
    HerbsPro: Oat Bran, Solgar, 750 mg, 100 Tabs (36656)
    HerbsPro: Oat Bran, Solgar, 750 mg, 250 Tabs (36657)
    HerbsPro: Oat Bran, Now Foods, 14 oz. (85991)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Oat Bran Cereal, Bobs Red Mill, 18 oz. (Case of 4): GR
    Kalyx: Oat Bran Cereal, Organic, Bobs Red Mill, 18 oz. (Case of 4): GR
    Kalyx: Oat Bran, Gluten Free, Bobs Red Mill, 18 oz. (Case of 4): GR
    Kalyx: Oat Bran, Fine, Grain Millers, 50 lbs: GR
    Kalyx: Oat Bran, Coarse, Grain Millers, 50 lb: GR
    Kalyx: Oat Bran Pancake Mix, New Hope Mills, 2 lbs (Case of 12): GR
    Kalyx: Oat (Avena sativa) Bran Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Oat Bran Pretzels, Keystone Pretzel Bakery, 5 lbs: GR
    Kalyx: Oat Bran Pretzels (No Salt), Keystone Pretzel Bakery, 5 lbs.: GR
    Kalyx: Oat Bran Pretzel Nuggets, Benzels, 6 lbs: GR
    Kalyx: Oat Bran Sesame Stix, Dutch Valley, 8 oz. (Case of 12): GR
    Kalyx: Oat Bran Sesame Sticks, Th Foods, 7.5 lbs, Case of 2: GR


  • Nutrition Basics: Oat Herbal Information



  • OATS, OATMEAL, ROLLED OATS HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Oat straw is, as its name suggests, the above-ground parts of the oat plant left after harvesting the grain. Oats are one of the plants that humans have eaten since prehistoric times The German E Commission states that oats, both straw and tops, are said to be good for chronic anxiety and stress. In Europe, oat straw is a long-trusted additive to soaps and skin conditioners. Oats are a staple of breakfast cereals, as well as being known to help the body in the management of healthy skin, hair, and nails. Recently, there has been some articles written claiming oatstraw may help with erectile dysfunction, and as such is a popular ingredient in alternatives to Viagra. Rolled Oats are a favorite whole food that can be used in many recipes to add nutritional value. Rolled Oats can be easily added to muffin mixes, pancake batter, cookie mixes and more.Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in fruits, vegetable, and grain products that contain some types of dietary fiber, particularly soluble fiber, may reduce the risk of heart disease, a disease associated with many factors. Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Suggested Use To make hot oatmeal, combine 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water and a dash of salt. Bring to boil. Simmer over medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serves one.

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oat Tops, Whole (Avena Sativa), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oatstraw (Avena sativa), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oatstraw Powder (Avena sativa), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Oatstraw, Organic, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Oatstraw Powder, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Grandpa's Chamomile Soap With Oat Beta-Glucan, 3.25 oz.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Rolled Oats, Organic Whole Food, Now Foods, 24 oz. Package (86016)
    HerbsPro: Steel Cut Oats, Whole Oat Kernels Thinly Sliced, Hearty Flavor, Now Foods, 2 lbs (86014)
    HerbsPro: Oat Bars, All Natural, Original, Bobo, 3 oz. (Case of 12) (104837)
    HerbsPro: Oat Bars, All Natural, Coconut, Bobo, 3 oz. (Case of 12) (104838)
    HerbsPro: Oat Bars, All Natural, Peanut Butter, Bobo, 3 oz. (Case of 12) (104845)
    HerbsPro: Oat Bars, All Natural, Almond, Bobo, 3 oz. (Case of 12) (104851)
    HerbsPro: Oat Bars, All Natural, Orange Cranberry, Bobo, 3 oz. (Case of 12) (104839)
    HerbsPro: Oat Bars, All Natural, Apricot, Bobo, 3 oz. (Case of 12) (104843)
    HerbsPro: Oat Bars, All Natural, Chocolate Almond, Bobo, 3 oz. (Case of 12) (104863)
    HerbsPro: Oat Bars, All Natural, Lemon Poppyseed, Bobo, 3 oz. (Case of 12) (104837)
    HerbsPro: Oat Bars, All Natural, Maple Pecan, Bobo, 3 oz. (Case of 12) (104865)
    HerbsPro: Oat Bars, All Natural, Peach, Bobo, 3 oz. (Case of 12) (104837)
    HerbsPro: Wild Oat Flower Essence, Bach Flower Remedies, 20 ml (34847)
    HerbsPro: Oats, Eclectic Institute Inc, 45 Caps (961)
    HerbsPro: Oats, Eclectic Institute Inc, 50 Caps (32060)
    HerbsPro: Oats, Eclectic Institute Inc, 90 Caps (966)
    HerbsPro: Oats Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (17272)
    HerbsPro: Oats Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (2561)
    HerbsPro: Oats Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (32061)
    HerbsPro: Colloidal Oatmeal Bath Powder, For Itchy Dry Irritated Skin, Rainbow Research, 1.5 oz., 3 packets (76428)
    HerbsPro: Calming Milk & Oat Bath, Certified Organic, Aura Cacia, 1.75 oz. (70457)
    HerbsPro: Soothing Organic Milk & Oat Bath Powder With Lavender Essential Oil, Aura Cacia, 1.75 oz. (81022)
    HerbsPro: Soothing Organic Milk & Oat Bath Powder With Lavender Essential Oil, Aura Cacia, 9.75 oz. (86115)
    HerbsPro: Calming Chamomile Soap With Oat Beta-Glucan, Grandpa's Brands Company, 3.25 oz. (88479)
    HerbsPro: Oats & Aloe African Black Soap, Nubian Heritage, 4 oz. (76659)
    HerbsPro: African Black Bar Soap With Oats & Aloe, Nubian Heritage, 5 oz. (72772)
    HerbsPro: Oat Milk Bar Soap, A La Maison, 8.8 oz. (92690)
    HerbsPro: Oat Milk Bar Soap Value Pack, A La Maison, 4 Count (110011)
    HerbsPro: Colloidal Oatmeal Unscented Body Wash, Rainbow Research, 12 oz. (76778)
    HerbsPro: Colloidal Oatmeal Lavender Body Wash, Rainbow Research, 12 oz. (76777)
    HerbsPro: Baby Oh Colloidal Oatmeal Unscented Body Wash, Rainbow Research, 12 oz. (86986)
    HerbsPro: Baby Oh Colloidal Oatmeal Scented Body Wash, Rainbow Research, 12 oz. (86987)
    HerbsPro: Oat Protein Sun Screen SPF18 Sun Care, Kiss My Face, 4 oz. (26749)
    HerbsPro: Oat Protein Sun Screen SPF30 Sun Care, Kiss My Face, 4 oz. (49945)
    HerbsPro: Oatmeal & Calendula Baby Lotion, Babo Botanicals, 8 oz. (95379)
    HerbsPro: Colloidal Oatmeal Skin Therapy Lotion, Natures Gate, 18 oz. (34206)
    HerbsPro: Colloidal Oatmeal Moisturizing Lotion, Natures Gate, 32 oz. (84210)


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Oatstraw Powder (Avena sativa), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.
    TakeHerb: Regular Oatmeal, Ready To Serve, Lottie & Beck, 6 Packets


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Oat (Avena sativa) Fiber Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Oat Grass Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Oat Groats (Whole), Grain Millers, 50 lbs): GR
    Oat Groats (Steel Cut), Grain Millers, 50 lbs: GR
    Kalyx: Oat Flour, Gluten Free, Bobs Red Millk, 22 oz. (Case of 4): GR
    Kalyx: Whole Oat Flour, Grain Millers, 50 lbs: GR
    Kalyx: Oat Grain Extract (Avena sativa), Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Oat N' Honey Pretzels, Kings Quality Foods, 14 oz. (Case of 16): GR


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Colloidal Oatmeal, MakingCosmetics Inc., 4.4 oz.
    Avena Sativa (Oat) kernel flour, cosmetic grade, USP/NF grade, finely ground, particle size 44 microns. Contains a variety of active ingredients including phenols, starch, savenacins, saponins, flavanoids, and also vitamin E. Fine light tan powder. Soluble in water. EINECS# 310-127-6. INCI Name: Colloidal oatmeal. Properties: Soothes skin that has been damaged, stressed, inflamed and irritated. Also helps to relieve dry and itchy skin. Colloidal oatmeal can be added to warm bath water a home remedy for itchy or dry skin. The oats do not sink due to the colloid action of the particles of grain dispersing through the water. Use: Sprinkle into cold or hot water and mix well. Typical use level 5-30%. Application: Creams, lotions, bath treatments, shower gels, shampoos, pet care products, protective creams.
    Amazon: Colloidal Oatmeal Bath, For Humans and Dogs, Pup Wild
    Contains Colloidal oatmeal and baking soda. Put 1 cup of the oatmeal bath into the dog or human's bath water. Stir until dissolved. Allow the dog (or human) to soak in the water for a few minutes. Pat dry, do not rub dry. Oatmeal Bath by Pup Wild is a colloidal oatmeal bath powder to help subdue odors and reduce itching. This product smells fantastic and has many great benefits. Just simply add a cup of it to the bath water and let dissolve. Both you and and your dog will enjoy this product. This product contains oatmeal. Oatmeal is said to help treat skin conditions and moisturize.
    Amazon: Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Whole Grain, Rolled Oats, 32-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4)




  • Nutrition Basics: Oat Herbal Information



  • OATSTRAW HERBAL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oat Tops, Whole (Avena Sativa), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oatstraw (Avena sativa), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oatstraw Powder (Avena sativa), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Oatstraw, Organic, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Oatstraw Powder, 1 lb.


    TAKEHERB PRODUCTS

    TakeHerb: Oatstraw Powder (Avena sativa), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Oat Straw Cut & Sifted (Avena sativa; Oatstraw), Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Oatstraw Cut & Sifted Cert. Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Oatstraw Powder, Starwest Botanicals, (25 lbs earns 15% refund), 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Oatstraw Green Tops Cut & Sifted, Organic (Avena sativa), Frontier, 1 lb: K
    Kalyx: Oatstraw Green Tops Cut & Sifted, Organic (Avena sativa), Frontier, 25 lbs: K


  • Nutrition Basics: Oat Herbal Information



  • WILD OATS / MILKY WILD OATS HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Avena sativa seeds are not only a rich source of carbohydrates and soluble fiber, they also have the highest contentof iron, zinc and manganese of any grain. They also contain compounds which are both sedative and soothing to the brain and nervous system. It is said to be a nerve restorative and aphrodisiac. Oat straw is, as its name suggests, the above-ground parts of the oat plant left after harvesting the grain. Oats are one of the plants that humans have eaten since prehistoric times The German E Commission states that oats, both straw and tops, are said to be good for chronic anxiety and stress. In Europe, oat straw is a long-trusted additive to soaps and skin conditioners. Oats are a staple of breakfast cereals, as well as being known to help the body in the management of healthy skin, hair, and nails. Recently, there has been some articles written claiming oatstraw may help with erectile dysfunction, and as such is a popular ingredient in alternatives to Viagra. Modern European herbal medicine, paid for by insurance, uses oat straw as a nervous system restorative and to strengthen a weakened constitution, as well as to treat genital herpes and shingles. There is no doubt that the silicic acid in the herb is soothing on skin. A single scientific study a number of years ago found that oat straw stimulates the release of luteinizing hormone, however there is no scientific evidence that oat straw has an effect on the human body's use of testosterone. On the other hand, there is no conclusive scientific evidence that it does not. Precautions: None, unless you are allergic to oats. Gluten sensitivity will not be activated by use of oat straw on the skin. Wild Oat (Bromus Ramosus) is the Bach Flower Remedy for people who feel that they want to do something worthwhile with their lives but do not know in which direction they should move.

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oat Tops, Whole (Avena Sativa), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oatstraw (Avena sativa), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Oatstraw Powder (Avena sativa), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Oat Seed Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (31319)
    HerbsPro: Oat Seed Glycerite, Alcohol Free, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (32429)
    HerbsPro: Wild Oats Milky Seed Extract, Certified Organic, Gaia Herbs, 1 fl. oz. (90979)
    HerbsPro: Avena Sativa Wild Oats Extract, Action Labs, 2 fl. oz. (39252)
    HerbsPro: Oat Seed Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32321)
    HerbsPro: Oat Seed Glycerite, Alcohol Free, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32430)
    HerbsPro: Wild Oats Milky Seed Extract, Certified Organic, Gaia Herbs, 4 fl. oz. (90981)
    HerbsPro: Wild Oats Milky Seed Extract, Certified Organic, Gaia Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (90983)
    HerbsPro: Avena Sativa Wild Oats, Action Labs, 50 Tabs (39252)
    HerbsPro: Avena Sativa Oat Complex For Men, Prostate Support, Planetary Herbals, 50 Tabs (13086)
    Throughout the centuries, oats (Avena sativa) have been considered one of the most valued tonics for general weakness and men’s health. Planetary formulas Avena sativa oat complex TM contains highly concentrated oat and nettle root extracts and whole saw palmetto berries. These are combined with some of the most respected western and Chinese tonics for men, including Damiana and ginseng, to support a healthy prostate.
    HerbsPro: Avena Sativa Oat Complex For Women, Nourishing Support, Planetary Herbals, 50 Tabs (13089)
    For centuries, oats (Avena sativa) have been valued for their Nourishing and strengthening qualities. Planetary formulas Avena sativa oat complex TM for women combines concentrated extract of young green oats with European vitex and dong quai, the premier female tonifier of Chinese herbalism. This unique compound unites science and tradition to support a women’s reproductive system.
    HerbsPro: Avena Sativa Oat Complex For Women, Nourishing Support, Planetary Herbals, 100 Tabs (13041)
    For centuries, oats (Avena sativa) have been valued for their Nourishing and strengthening qualities. Planetary formulas Avena sativa oat complex TM for women combines concentrated extract of young green oats with European vitex and dong quai, the premier female tonifier of Chinese herbalism. This unique compound unites science and tradition to support a women’s reproductive system.
    HerbsPro: Avena Sativa Wild Oats, Action Labs, 100 Tabs (39254)
    HerbsPro: Avena Sativa Oat Complex For Women, Nourishing Support, Planetary Herbals, 200 Tabs (13087)
    For centuries, oats (Avena sativa) have been valued for their Nourishing and strengthening qualities. Planetary formulas Avena sativa oat complex TM for women combines concentrated extract of young green oats with European vitex and dong quai, the premier female tonifier of Chinese herbalism. This unique compound unites science and tradition to support a women’s reproductive system.
    HerbsPro: Wild Oat Flower Essence, Bach Flower Remedies, 20 ml (34847)
    HerbsPro: Wild Oats Scrub, Mill Creek Botanicals, 5 oz. (34847)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Oat Seed Liquid Herbal Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl oz: HF>
    Kalyx: Wild Oats (Avena Sativa), Action Labs, 50 Tabs : HF
    Kalyx: Wild Oat Flower Essence, Bach Flower Remedies, 20 ml / 0.7 oz: K
    Kalyx: Wild Oats Scrub, Mill Creek Botanicals, 4 oz: HF


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