Avena Sativa is a personal favorite here at Full Moon Folk Medicine. Nourishing, hydrating, and simply soothing. Although this plant is mostly used in its food form, our favorite time to catch it is in it’s “milky” stage, when it has the most potent energy and healing properties. For those achy headaches that radiate down your cervical spine, or when you are feeling stressed, tired or run down. When consumed as a food, Avena Sativa is known to be good for the heart because it keeps blood fats under control. As a seed, it is not only a rich source of carbohydrate and soluble fiber, it also has the highest content of Zinc, Magnesium, and Iron of any grain. Even try enjoying Avena Sativa in a bath and surrender to the calming bliss that washes over you.
Avena Sativa is being featured in our Spring CSH box next month!