Milky Oats – Avena sativa
- Restores exhausted nerves
- Rebuilds nervous and endocrine systems
- Calming effect
- Reduces impact of depression and grief
- Helps to reduce skin hypersensitivity from nervous system damage
- Softens withdrawal symptoms
Before fully maturing, oat seeds exude a milky substance that holds many valuable medicinal properties. The milky oats, as they are called, are preserved fresh, typically as a tincture. While regular consumption of oatstraw is beneficial for the long-term regeneration of the nervous system, milky oats are thought to have a more immediate impact on symptoms.
A nutritive tonic, the primary force of milky oats is in restoring and relaxing exhausted nerve function. It helps to rebuild the nervous and endocrine systems when depleted by poor nutrition, anxiety, and a stressful lifestyle. It has a calming effect when used for heart palpitations, irritability, melancholia, and the inability to focus.
By restoring the nervous structure, milky oats help to reduce the impact of depression and grief and can relieve skin hypersensitivity that sometimes occurs when the nervous system is severely damaged. Additionally, it helps to soften the edges of withdrawal from nicotine, opiates, and alcohol.
While it can cause mild hot flashes in some people, there are no true side effects.