Avena sativa

Folk names: Oatmeal, Milky Oats, Catgrass

Oatstraw as Ingredient

Oatstraw comes from the same plants that produce our oats for livestock or a bit of morning fiber. The oatstraw is collected while seeds are still green.

Oatstraw is especially potent during the harvest so utilize that time for honoring this herb.

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Antidepressant

  • Anxiolytic

  • Aphrodisiac

  • Cardiotonic

  • Demulcent

  • Emmolient

  • Hypocholesterolmic

  • Immunomodulant

  • Nervine

  • Nutritive

  • Reproductive Tonic

  • Trophorestorative

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because 

many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet: Saturn, Venus
Element: Earth
Gender: Feminine

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Yen-mai

Parts Used: Seeds, Straw


  • Bath

  • Food

  • Tea

  • Tincture


  • Refreshing

  • Slightly Sweet


  • Cooling

  • Moistening

  • Sweet

  • Warming

Oatstraw in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Oatstraw.

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​Magical Uses

  • Beauty

  • Calm

  • Energy

  • Love

  • Lust

  • Money

  • Prosperity

  • Relaxation

Warnings: Gluten + Immunomodulation

While there appears to be no gluten reaction from uncontaminated oats, they are typically processed alongside glutenous grains and therefore should be approached by celiacs and those with intolerances with caution. Only you truly know what your body can handle when it comes to these particular conditions.

Oat/Oatstraw can effect your immune stability (for better or worse), so avoid if you are immunocompromised.