Oat straw - Glycetract
Oat straw - Glycetract
Oat straw contains protein (avenins), saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids, steroidal compounds, vitamins B1, B2, D, E, carotene, starch, and fat.
It also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron and trace elements like silicon and potassium. The entire plant is nutrient rich and is commonly taken as a tea.
In addition to its recognition and value as a stable food crop, however, oat straw is also used in the treatment of a number of human maladies, ailments or discomforts. It can help to combat problems such as obesity, varicose veins, irritations related to the digestive tract and as an herbal treatment for hemorrhoids, however it has been found that it should not be used in dyspepsia when accompanied by acidity of the stomach.
Oatstraw is a diuretic and is used to treat obesity, lymphatic swelling, retention, nerve inflammation, urinary tract infections, kidney stones and skin eruptions. MayoClinic.Com says diuretics work by forcing your kidneys to put more sodium into your urine, which will take more water along with it. Oat straw is commonly used in traditional and herbal medicine to nourish and strengthen the central nervous system. It is also considered a stimulant that homeopaths will use to help treat liver infections and arthritis.
Other products that can support this wonderful herb are our Anti-inflammatory Herbal Tea Blend, our Anti Inflammatory Glycetract, Inflammation Pack or choose one of our 8 week Health and Wellness programs. Book in to see our Herbal Naturopathy – detail below
If you are on any medication you need to seek the advice of your health practitioner before consuming. If you are unsure, email us and our Herbalist/Naturopath will let you know.
Herbal Naturopathic/Nutritional Appointments - in Person and On line
If you would like to have a more tailored approach to your health concerns you can book in to see our Herbal Naturopath. (you will be transferred to our sister companies online booking service) She will look at you as an individual and look into your specific needs through holistic and evidence-based approach to wellness. Herbal Naturopathic principles are based on treating each person as an individual and treatment plans are designed to treat you as a whole person and not just your presenting symptoms.