Family Name: Graminaceae
Botanical Name(s): Avena Sativa
Popular Name(s): Groats, Oatmeal
Parts Used: Seeds
Habitat: It is unknown when Oats were first introduced into
Description: Oats are an erect, annual grass, with elongated
flat rough leaves. The seeds are golden in color and spindle-shaped.
Uses: It is used to treat depression, nervous exhaustion,
shingles, herpes, menopausal symptoms and debility following illness.
The stalks (oat straw) are used as an herbal tea and are used to fight
osteoporosis, to build bones and for pain relief.