Avena Sativa is the Latin name for Wild Oats, which is in our Sleep/Stress Formula. We use the wild oats in their “Milk Stage”, which only lasts about one week and happens after the plant flowers and before it hardens and becomes the grain that is the actual oatmeal that we eat!
Like most herbs, there are a multitude of benefits from this plant while it is in its milk stage. Wild Oats are high in silica, magnesium, phosphorus, chromium, iron, calcium, alkaloids, protein, the vitamin B complex, and vitamins A and C. The liquid extract of our formulas insures extremely high quality bioavailability of these vitamins and trace minerals.
Have you ever hard the term “sow your wild oats”? Have you ever wondered where this peculiar saying came from? Herders and farmers would allow their male goat and hoses graze on wild oats to increase their lustfulness during mating season. This has given Wild Oats the reputation of an effective love potion. Wild Oats ability to nourish the endocrine system, regulate hormones, and support to nerve health are some of the reasons why it has proven to be effective.
Avena Sative (Wild Oats) are high in B Vitamins. These nutrients are vital for energy production, mood, and hormonal balance. Oats are considered one of the best remedies for feeding and restoring the nervous system. Avena Sativa is especially effective in times of stress, nervous system weakness, exhaustion, emotional trauma, chronic fatigue, anxiety, tension, and sleeplessness. Longer term use benefits sleep habits overall as well. Try taking this amazing herb on a regular basis and pay attention to your overall quality of mental and emotional wellness.