A tea or extract of this herbal product is the most effective way of obtaining its virtues. The dried plant material is too fibrous to be eaten directly. Oatgrass tea is said to relieve hysteria and balance the menstrual cycle of females. Further, it is touted as a prevention for osteoporosis and a quick cure of urinary tract infections.
Contains mucilaginous compounds as well as crude fiber that encourage normal bowel function. These compounds reduce bowel transit time, absorb toxins and enhance the efficiency of digestion. Oatstraw is an excellent herbal source of magnesium. The herb has been used to treat hysteria, calcium deficiency, nervous disorders, urinary tract infections and osteoporosis.
Can be used in teas, salads, meat dishes, stir fry, and vegetables.