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Anyone drink Oat Straw Tea?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by NancyDz, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I bought some organic oat straw from someone at the Farmer's market Saturday and made the infusion and drank it for the first time yesterday.
    I have to say I slept better last night than I have in weeks , even months! Not sure if the tea was why or if I finally just caught up on some sleep.


    The paper that came with it says that it supposedly:

    Builds strong bones and teeth; rich in calcium ( which since I have graves, is getting depleted so I thought this would be good for me)
    Stabilizes blood sugar levels
    Relieves depression and chaos , nourishes pancreas, liver and adrenals.
    Nourishes strong nerves
    Reduces frequency and duration of headaches ( get them a lot!)
    *Maintains restful sleep patterns
    Eases bladder spasms , incontinence and dryness - supposedly really good for menopause.. I am not experiencing that yet but I'm sure it will come in the next 10-15 years for me hehehe


    Here's some info on Oat straw tea I found on the internet too:

    http://www.brighthub.com/health/alternative-medicine/articles/42171.aspx

    The info I got said I had to place the contents ( about a handful of straw) into a gallon pot of water , bring to a strong boil , then simmer for 4 Hours! You can drink hot or at room temp.
    The info I'm finding on the net is just make it by the glass and let steep for 5 minutes.... so I dont know what is better, the woman i bought it from said it needs the hours to make a
    good infusion and draw everything out of the straw.

    Anyone else use it , have you noticed benefits?

    Nancy
     
  2. RasMama

    RasMama Out Of The Brooder

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    I drank it when I was pregnant, on the recommendation of my midwife. I can't remember exactly why she said I should, but I'm sure it's along the lines of all the benefits you posted. I did it as a cold infusion, just plain water & let the straw steep overnight. It worked well when combined with other teas (like pregnancy tea, at the time [​IMG]) to give a better flavor. I might have to look around for some more, I've been getting massive headaches lately and anything that could help would be worth a shot!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    never heard of if before... cut my ears off!
     
  4. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    Quote:ditto [​IMG]
     
  5. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Sure have......I just love herbal teas, especially Oat straw and red raspberry leaf tea. [​IMG]
     

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