Herbs Guide


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 Britain.

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.