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Alternative to oat straw

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Post Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:57 am

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Hi doc Jones

I do not grow and am not able to buy oat straw where I live. I want to make Oat straw tea. Can I soak rolled oats, strain and use that as tea? Would that have the same medicinal/nutritional properties as oat straw?

Thank you

Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:10 pm
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Rolled oats are cooked with steam to soften them so they can be rolled. They are also grown well past what is considered the medicinal stage.

Post Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:59 pm

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Oat straw comes from "green oats" that have been harvested early, in their "milky stage." It is also worth mentioning that oat straw is not safe for people with celiac disease, unless it is certified to be gluten free, due to the high incident of cross contamination with wheat, barley, and rye.

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