Oatstraw | Avena sativa | Organic


Oatstraw is primarily a nervine, thymoleptic and anti-depressant. A thymoleptic is an agent which helps restore and relax the nervous system. Aventhramides appear to play a leading role here.

Oatstraw also benefits the metabolic system with conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol benefitting from daily use. The fibre and beta-glucans help lower cholesterol and blood glucose.

Oatstraw is found in our anxiolytic tea Dr Feelgood as well as our Nervine Tonic Point Break.

Oatstraw and cut oats can also be used topically in a bath where they soothe irritated and itchy skin conditions and help restore the cutaneous membrane.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self-treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about your use of herbal remedies.

  1. Fisher, C. 2009
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Additional information


Dried Oatstraw


Alkaloids – avenanthramides A-C, Saponins – avenacosides, Proteins – tryptophan, super oxide dismutase, lipase, lipoxygenase, Flavonoids – quercetin, apigenin, kaempferol, luteolin, tricin, Polysacccharides – b-glucan, Minerals – silica, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc


Nutritive, Thymoleptic, Antidepressant, Cardiac tonic


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Contraindicated for coeliacs. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or tryng to concieve please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day.


20 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams

Country of origin

Native to European continent. Dried herb harvested in New Zealand, subject to seasonal availability.