Oatstraw, also known as Avena sativa, is the above-ground parts of the oat plant which is a cereal grain native to Europe and Asia. The straw and the seed are used for medicinal and culinary purposes. Oatstraw has been traditionally used to help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, it is believed to have nervine properties. It is also traditionally used to help reduce symptoms of stress and to help improve overall well-being, it is believed to have adaptogenic properties. Oatstraw is also traditionally used to help improve skin health, it is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help to reduce itching and inflammation. Oatstraw is also believed to have antioxidant properties and may help to protect cells from damage.