USDA OrganicCertified OrganicAvena SativaHerbal SupplementKosherCertified Organic by QAINon-IrradiatedOats straw is the green top of the oat plant, harvested when the seed is at the milky stage, before it's fully ripe. The herb is nutritive and soothing to itchy, flaky skin and is used in baths, lotions and skin washes. It also makes a comforting herbal tea.Oats straw is soothing to dry, flaky, damaged, and itchy skin. It's an ingredient in skin creams and lotions, baby products, and bath products.Other oats straw benefits include its use as a relaxing tea and nerve tonic. For those who feel over-worked, over-stressed, depleted and burned-out, oat straw is the tea of choice. It's gently restorative to mind and body when taken for a period of time.