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Grass that grows to 4ft. Seeds used to make classic “oatmeal” breakfast porridge. Nourishes and restores the body from illness, nervous conditions, lowers blood sugar because of its fiber content. Strengthens blood vessels, due to silica content, preventing insulin damage. High in soluble fiber, so it lowers cholesterol. Good for reproductive organs. Vitamins A, B complex, C, E, G, K, calcium, chromium, cobalt, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, tin, and protease inhibitors. Antidepressant, nervine used for spasms, relaxing nerves, reducing inflammation, antioxidant, diuretic, endocrine glands, estrogen deficiency, strengthens bones and other tissues, stabilizes blood sugar levels, anti-viral, anti-tumor (protease inhibitors), antibacterial, lowers blood pressure, thyroid problems, drug withdrawal and hyperactivity, laxative, diuretic. Oatgrass feeds intestinal flora (probiotics). Good for skin problems. The seeds also contain a cancer fighting compound called, "b-sitosterol," a natural remedy to prevent tumor formation. Roasted oat grass seeds can be used as a coffee substitute with less caffeine. Oatmeal added to baths or made into poultices is a folk remedy for dry, itchy skin and eczema.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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The C-banding karyotypes of each of the four Arrhenatherum species are presented in Fig.
Arrhenatherum elatius karyotypes possessed a few subtle morphological and C-band polymorphisms.
This result indicates that the diploid Arrhenatherum ancestors of A.
+ Companeras: Arrhenatherum album 1, Scirpoides holoschoenus + en 2; Holcus lanatus + en 3; Ornithopus compressus 2, Hypochoeris glabra + en 6.
In the list of flora, some Portuguese endemic characteristic species of these southern territories can be noted, such as Armeria macrophylla, as well as the presence of several Stipo giganteae-Agrostietea castellanae taxa (Arrhenatherum album, Dactylis hispanica subsp.
One of the most important differences is the absence of Arrhenatherum elatius subsp.
paniculatum 2 2 1 2 Arrhenatherum album 1 + + 2 Serratula flavescens 1 1 + 1 Dactylis hispanica 2 2 1 1 Thapsia villosa .
stenophylla (in earlier sands and sandstones) and Hyacinthoides vicentina, constantly accompanied by Arrhenatherum album, Margotia gummifera and Dactylis hispanica subsp lusitanica, among others.
hispanica, Arrhenatherum album and Thapsia villosa .
nova (Agrostio castellanae-Stipion giganteae, Agrostietalia castellanae, Stipo giganteae-Agrostietea castellanae) Altitude (m.a.s.l.) 50 80 100 60 50 60 Area (sq.m) 100 100 100 100 100 100 Cover (%) 95 80 90 80 85 80 Exposure -- -- -- -- W -- Slope ([grados]) -- 0 0 0 10 0 Vegetation height (cm) 1,5 1,5 1,5 1,5 1,5 1,5 Richness 16 15 19 23 15 22 Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 Characteristic species: Celtica gigantea 5 4 5 4 4 4 Arrhenatherum album 1 + + .