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Avena Botanicals Milky Oats is a gentle, nourishing, restorative, and revitalizing tonic for the nervous system. Oat's sweet gifts help to relax the tension and calm the spirit.*


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 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 restorative 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 restores vitality and strength to 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 bring balance and grounding to the body, heart, and mind. Milky Oats promotes 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. Avena's 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, building, soothing.


Actions: nutritive, nervine tonic, relaxing nervine, yin tonic.


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 promote restful sleep. When you need to "feed" your nerves. 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.


Botanical Name: Avena sativa

Part Used: Fresh seed

Ingredients: Sustainably Cultivated Milky Oat, Certified Organic Pure Grain Alcohol, Springwater


Ethically sourced and produced.

Proudly Palm Free

100% Traceable

Avena Botanicals Milky Oats - 1 oz

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