herbs oat straw

Avena sativa, a member of the Poaceae family, an important source of food, medicine, and a soil building cover crop, is native to the fertile crescent of the Far East. One of the most common of all domesticated crops, it is now cultivated worldwide. Long utilized as a source of sustenance and nutrition, as well a valuable herbal medicine, oats’ medicinal effects have not drawn much in the way of detailed scientific investigation.