Oat Kernel

Oat Herb

Botanical name:
Avena sativa

Alternative Names
Avena orientalis
Avena chinensis
Green oat grass

Oats have been a reliable and nourishing addition to people’s diet since 10000BC.

A number of useful substances have been isolated from oats; beta-glucans may be one of the more important of these. Oat beta-glucans have been shown to help to reduce blood cholesterol and to help reduce a rise in blood sugar after a meal.