Product: Avens Oat Straw
Latin Name: Avena sativa
Plant Family: Poaceae
Other Names: Common Oat, Groat, Oat Straw, Cat Grass, Joulaf, Green Oat Grass, Haferstroh, Aveia, Paille d'Avoine & Son d'Avoine.
Description: Oats are an annual, herbaceous plant which is a member of the grass family and native to Northern Europe, now grown in most temperate regions of the world, it grows to a height of up to 1 metre. It has erect stems, which resemble straw; the leaves are long, linear and pointed at the ends, flat and rough to the touch, light green in colour and 10-40cm in length. The inflorescence presents as a nodding panicle 20-40cm in length comprised of drooping spikelet type flowers. The individual flowers give rise to seeds which are green when unripe and ripen to golden yellow.
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SUGGESTED USEOat straw is commonly added to sleep style teas along with other herbs including chamomile and passionflower, it is said to relieve nervous tension and can also be added to bath teas for the same purpose. An extracts of oat straw mixed in water and watered onto cucumber plants may help to eradicate the striped cucumber beetle should it prove to be a problem.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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