Oatmeal is soothing to the entire digestive system and can be very calming to irritation in the gut. However some oatmeal does have gluten in it, and if you’re gluten-sensitive, you may want to avoid that, and if you’re grain-sensitive, you may want to avoid the oats as well. So, this is a food to choose if you don’t have sensitivities to grains or wheat, certainly not if you have sensitivities to oats, that can make a big difference in calming yourself down.
In addition, they have some anti-depressant qualities, so it’s soothing not only to your gut, but also to your mind.
And finally, avina sativa, oats, is a natural soothing element for the skin when applied topically. Oatmeal baths have long been used to soothe irritated skin, so oats are an excellent food to be aware of if they match your body’s capabilities of dealing with them.