Oat mucus (in the form of soup or porridge) is the healthiest and easiest digestive dish
Oats (Avena sativa) is a very familiar plant to all people. It belongs to a large family of grasses. It has 2 to 4 flower spikes hanging on a spread broom. The grains are covered with chaff that has not grown together with the grain (which distinguishes oats from other cereals). Straw has a typical oat smell and a bland but not unpleasant taste. Oat seeds have a faint odor that is not unpleasant. The taste is floury and sweet. Oats are grown almost everywhere as a European cultivated plant. Oat cultivation also thrives in the mountainous area at as much as 1,700 meters above sea level.
The time of flowering oats is June and July. Maturation time is from July to August (depending on the variety and location of cultivation).
Oat cultivation dates back to the distant past, so already in the Bronze Age oats, barley and wheat were found in soybeans. It originates from Asia Minor. Oat cultivation was expanded in the 2nd century in Asia Minor. Oats then reached Sicily and southern Italy further into Europe and then to the West. Oats were the predominant grain food of the medieval population. It was prepared in the form of porridge and bread. From that simple and healthy diet, more complex use of oats developed with increasing living conditions. The basic requirements of modern nutrition science are to protect people from the dangers of biologically unhealthy foods that endanger health. It is desired to bring the most important building substances to the body in simple ways and with a biologically complete diet. Oats are then irreplaceable. Oat seeds and oat straw are medicinal parts of the plant.
The famous Dr. Kneipp and supporters of natural healing supported the use of oats in natural healing. Oat mucus in the form of soup or porridge is the healthiest and most easily digestible dish and an excellent dietary food.
- Oats are a great food for people recovering from stomach or bowel surgery. Then the oatmeal is cooked with milk of the desired density or with water to which milk or sweet cream is added immediately before use.
- Oatmeal soup is recommended for people who have throat and chest problems.
- People who have physical weakness after a long illness are recommended to eat oats. Recipe: in 1 liter of water leave 1 tablespoon of oatmeal cornflakes for about 15 minutes. Honey or lemon juice is added. Take lightly in small portions.
- Vegetable protein in oats is necessary for the growth of children and in adults for the construction of glands, muscles and connective tissue. Oat protein has a suitable composition of amino acids that have a high value for stimulating growth and a significant impact on the respiratory process and is essential for red blood cells.
- Strengthening and refreshing drink – rinse 8 to 10 times in water about 2 liters of oats. Then boil halfway in 3 liters of water and strain immediately. Mix with honey after cooling.
- Foot bath with oats-revive chronically cold and very tired feet if applied regularly for some time. Baths are especially recommended for people whose profession is associated with long-term standing or walking (merchants, waiters, medical staff, craftsmen. Workers, pharmacists, etc.). Local oat straw baths are recommended against scabies, skin lichens, wounds, frostbite, frostbitten limbs and some eye diseases.
- Oat cornflakes should be cooked for a maximum of 5 minutes (in cooking) because after that they lose nutrients and vitamins.