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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.
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Whereas tall oatgrass is a perennial, capable of surviving winter temperatures well below 0[degrees]C, winter oat production is currently restricted to areas with mild winters due to the crop's susceptibility to freeze damage.
In addition to providing basic information regarding the genomic organization of tall oatgrass tetraploids, these karyotypes could also be used in future intergeneric breeding experiments to identify alien Arrhenatherum chromosomes introgressed into oat.
The karyotypes of these accessions of tall oatgrass should be useful in future intergeneric hybridization experiments, in evolutionary studies, in physical and genetic mapping, and in further genetic studies of this genus.