Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a triangle shaped seed often ground into flour. Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, and is not technically a grain. Buckwheat has numerous health benefits and is a gluten free food.
Health Benefits of Buckwheat:
Increased Immune Function
Reduced Cancer Risk
Protection Against Heart Disease
Regulation of Blood Sugar and Insulin Dependence
Slowing the progression of AIDS
DNA Repair and Protection
Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Promoted Eye Health
Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
Alleviation of the Common Cold
Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)
Due to the glucoside, rutin, found in buckwheat it helps to strengthen capillary walls, reduce damage to blood vessels from high blood pressure, and to increase micro-circulation for people with chronic venous insufficiency.
Possible Regulation of Type II Diabetes
Reduction of Serum (Blood) Cholesterol
*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly
concentrated in Buckwheat, and may not necessarily be related to Buckwheat.
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