Alternative to oat straw

OK, food is good...not so sure about that other thing.
Post Reply
Rosemary
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:29 am

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
IdahoHerbalist
Site Admin
Posts: 1117
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:37 am

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.
Fundog
Posts: 253
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:12 am

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.
User avatar
Doc Jones United States of America
Site Admin
Posts: 1147
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:43 pm

Rosemary, where do you live?

We have it here:

HomeGrown Single Herb Tinctures
Bembry
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:06 pm

Calcium is very important for maintaining normal blood pressure levels. Moreover, this mineral is useful for other body parts including bones that is why i suggest you to check https://www.wubmed.org/blog/what-is-bps-5-complex/
Post Reply