Weed Wise Recipes...
by Susun S. Weed
-- Avena Sativa -- Speaks!
and Oatstraw are Good Friends in Hot Water
An evening in a hot tub with Avena is a delicious
Relax in a full oatstraw bath to soothe pain from any internal
distress including cystitis, pelvic inflammatory disease,
rheumatism, lumbago, digestive kinks, sore kidneys, nervous
debility, gout, urinary gravel. kidney stones, neurashthenia,
and neuralgias. Try repeated full oatstraw baths and your
Wise Woman ways to heal those who are
exhausted, paralyzed, and in emotional distress, or those
dealing with liver ailments, scrofula, and bone diseases.
For chronic conditions, take your oatstraw bath
twice a week or more, and drink the infusion freely, for as
many weeks as needed. In acute situations, use hot oatstraw
baths and poultices frequently until pain subsides, then once
or twice a day, as needed.
Tie a handful of oatmeal int a thin cloth and soak in warm
water (in the tub with you is fine), squeezing now and then
until the milky white oat cream appears. Use this, in a hot
bath, as a cleansing rub, skin softener, complexion treatmen,
and itch reliever. Rub in spirals on joints. Rub on face.
leaves skin feeling marvelously nourished, cleansed, and softened.
Oatstraw Hair Rinse
Shampoo hair as usual, rinsing and applying crème rinse
if wanted. Pour 1 cup/250ml strained oatstraw infusion over
hair and massage in; don’t rinse out. Towel dry hair
for best results.
Nourishes and rehydrates
A little something extra for sick young ones, nauseated moms,
those recovering from any gastro-intestinal problems, including
surgery, and those haling from acid poisoning.
1 cup/250ml oats
1 cup/250ml water
1 teaspoon/5ml lemon juice
1 teaspoon/5ml raw honey
1 teaspoon/5ml water
Pour boiling water over oats and let stand overnight. In the
morning add remaining ingredients.
Mix well, then pour into cloth and wring juice out, saving
it carefully. Take by the spoonful.