Botanical Name: Avena sativa.
Part Used: Fresh seed.
About Milky Oats Tincture: Milky Oats is the herbal name for the very same plant that you find in your breakfast bowl, Avena sativa, and the namesake of Avena Botanicals. In 1985, herbalist Deb Soule founded Avena Botanicals because she saw that her rural Maine community needed high-quality, spirit-filled herbs. She chose the name Avena because of her deep respect for the nourishment Avena/Milky Oats offers the nervous system.
Before the green seed fully matures into the Oat grain, this food-like herb goes through a "milky stage" when the unripe seed pod is plump with a white, mineral-rich, sweet liquid. This is the ideal time to harvest Oats for use as a vitalizing herb. Our tincture is made from fresh Oats within hours of our hand-harvesting dozens of pounds of fresh, green milky seeds; creating a rich, light green tincture, aka "nerve food".
This incredible herb nourishes and maintains vitality and strength within the nervous system, a system that responds to and makes sense of our ever-changing environment. This valuable nervous system herb embodies comfort and ease, helping to sustain balance and grounding in the body, heart, and mind. Milky Oats encourages restful sleep, supports a healthy heart, and calms mental restlessness. Consider including daily over a period of months.
Garden Notes: As soon as the seeds are plump and green, a white, milky substance bursts from the squeezed seeds and we begin our harvest. Our gardeners strip the seeds with our hands and place them in baskets to make fresh Milky Oat seed tincture within a few hours of harvesting.
Taste / Energetics: mild, sweet, mineral-rich, cooling/neutral, moistening, soothing.
When to reach for it: When you feel like you're "burning the candle at both ends". For all kinds of overstimulation, depletion, or agitation. To encourage restful sleep. After any kind of prolonged stress, exhaustion, or great effort. When feeling emotionally drained and easily reactive. Taken daily over 2-6 months, or longer, this herb deeply nourishes the nervous system.
Ingredients: Fresh Milky Oat Seed (Avena sativa)^^, Spring Water, Grain Alcohol^.
Servings: 60 per 1oz bottle.
Serving Size: 10 drops.
Suggested Use: Add 10 drops (.5-1ml) to 1 ounce of water 1-3 times/day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Safety Considerations: None.
^Certified Organic, ^^Sustainably Cultivated, **Consciously Wildcrafted, †Biodynamic®
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.