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Oats – Avena Sativa

avena sativa - oats

One of nature’s wonderful gifts, oats are not only one of the healing herbs, but also an important nutritional ingredient for overall health and well-being!

The composition of oats offers a variety of vitamins and minerals that you will read in more detail in the nutrients of oats, which in turn are essential for maintaining our health!

The most well-known healing property of oats is that of protecting and treating skin diseases. Starting with simple irritations, sensitivities and redness, to inflammation, eczema and psoriasis. It is an excellent herbal emollient and anti-inflammatory that treats acne, herpes and even sun allergy irritations. An important factor that contributes to the healing and beneficial effect of oats, is its high content of silicon. The poultice is very soothing and beneficial. While you will find many natural oat-based cosmetics.

Beneficial for the nervous system as well, oats are ideal for stimulating and strengthening self-concentration, while it has a calming effect. Its consumption treats tension and stress, chronic stress, as well as depression, melancholy and insomnia. Especially in relation to stress and anxiety, the soothing and calming effect of oats softens the nerves mainly due to its high content of B-complex vitamins. You can also consume oats in times of need for greater mental clarity and concentration.

To protect your heart, try adding a little oats to your diet, either in cereal bars or at a hearty breakfast. It protects against cardiovascular disease, gives energy and protects against diabetes. Oatmeal treats high levels of uric acid, while regular consumption of oats lowers bad cholesterol, works anticoagulant and protects against degenerative diseases, keeps arteries healthy and elastic! Of course mainly due to the high fiber content!

It promotes sexual health and protects the female reproductive system. It is considered a natural stimulant as it causes relaxation and stimulates sexual desire in both sexes. It protects and promotes the proper functioning of the thyroid gland, while offering women an extra beneficial effect, as it treats the lack of estrogen and the annoying cramps and pains during menstruation.

Avena, or oats, also works well for bones, as they are full of minerals and trace elements that strengthen bones, especially calcium, which is more easily absorbed by our body compared to the calcium we find in dairy products. The strengthening it offers to the bones is important for the treatment and protection against osteoporosis, osteopenia and rheumatic pains.

Oats are also very beneficial for treating addictions, especially smoking. It is particularly effective in eliminating withdrawal symptoms such as irritability and insomnia. At the same time it helps the lungs to cleanse as a natural expectorant and antitussive.

In relation to the digestive system, oats are the ideal herb for treating constipation and diarrhea, but even more important is its action to relieve and treat irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis. It is thought to prevent stomach cancer and is a good diuretic that protects the kidneys.

Precautions

Eating oats can cause gas and bloating if you start consuming large amounts without gradually adding oats to your diet. To reduce cholesterol and blood sugar, it is recommended to consume 25 to 125 grams of oats per day. Do not consume if you are gluten intolerant.

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