Scientific name: Avena sativa
Parts used: Seed and whole plant
Origin: Native to Southern Europe and Eastern Asia
The rich and hydrating milky nature of Oats is a welcome relief for soothing itchy skin conditions such as chicken pox, eczema, rashes, insect bites and mild burns.
Oats have anti-inflammatory properties with naturally moisturizing, emollient and revitalizing action that also help reduce redness, spots, and irritation. It soothes and calms the skin when added to a bath. They are good for every type of complexion, including problem and sensitive skin.
Because Oats contain a natural cleansing agent called saponin, they are great for removing oil and dirt from the pores. Their somewhat gritty texture gently exfoliates dead cells and soothing fine lines and wrinkles. They create a barrier of protection for the skin, keeping moisture in and environmental damage out.
Oats are not only soothing for the skin but also soothing for the nerves. The young seed and the oat straw are nutritive and supportive to the nervous system. This plant is highly valued for its ability to restore balance and a sense of calm in situations of stress.
Acne, Depression, Eczema, Nervous Tension, Rashes, Redness, Skin Irritation
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