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Alternative Names

Alforfón, Blé Noir, Buchweizen, Grano Turco, Sarrasin, Sarrasin Commun, Silverhull Buckwheat, Trigo Sarraceno

Scientific Name

Fagopyrum Esculentum

Why Do People Use Buckwheat?

Oral preparations of Fagopyrum esculentum (Buckwheat), like buckwheat powder, are used for improving capillary and venous tone, to prevent from diabetes as well as for hardening of the arteries. It is also used for varicose veins and to alleviate venous stasis.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe Buckwheat’s oral and for appropriate time period consumption is thought to be safe. Avoid in Pregnancy and Lactation - Buckwheat powder is thought to be unsafe in both pregnant and lactation because there is scarce and unreliable information available to rate its safety in these conditions.

How Effective Is Buckwheat?

There is limited information available to rate the effectiveness of buckwheat in following conditions: Diabetes - According to initial confirmations, daily intake of dietary buckwheat may enhance the long-term glucose tolerance in patients suffering from diabetes. More confirmations are required to rate the effectiveness of buckwheat for other purposes.

How Buckwheat Works?

The most effective part of Fagopyrum esculentum are the flowers and leaves. The active constituents of buckwheat incorporate the phenolic acids, tocopherols and flavonoids. Numerous flavonoids including orientin, rutin, quercitrin, quercetin, isovitexin, isoorientin and vitexin have been isolated from buckwheat grain. Buckwheat consists of constituent such as naphthadianthrones, which has photosensitizing impacts. Phototoxicity has been reported in individuals who eat vast amounts of buckwheat. Dietary buckwheat is largely used as flour, utilized as an ingredient for hotcakes, bread and noodles. Buckwheat flour contains up to 69% carbohydrates, 12% protein, 14% water, 3% lipids and also a very much adjusted structure of amino acids. A buckwheat protein item, removed from buckwheat flour, 6% carbohydrates, contains up to 66% protein, 3% water, 22% lipids and unchanged and well-balanced composition of amino acids. Buckwheat may enhance general glucose tolerance in diabetes by enhancing the sensitivity of beta cells to glucose. Buckwheat is reported to have antioxidant activity, likely against lipid peroxidation. According to initial animal studies this antioxidant activity may diminish the renal failure.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Buckwheat?

Oral consumption of buckwheat can result in allergic reactions particularly children and adults which include allergic rhinitis, skin sensitization, anaphylaxis and asthma. Occupational exposure to buckwheat or household exposure through sleeping on a buckwheat husk stuffed-pillow can result in sensitization, symptoms of which include asthma and allergic rhinitis.

How Buckwheat Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Buckwheat Interacts With Drugs?

No information available.

How Buckwheat Interacts With Foods?

No data available.

How Buckwheat Interacts With Lab Tests?

No interaction found.

How Buckwheat Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Buckwheat Allergy - Patients suffering from buckwheat allergies may face severe allergic reactions after using buckwheat preparations. Allergic reactions can include allergic rhinitis, skin sensitization, anaphylaxis and asthma. Celiac Disease - There is some controversy about the safety buckwheat in a gluten-free diet, both the Gluten Intolerance Group and Celiac Disease Foundation consider buckwheat an acceptable food item.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Buckwheat?

ORAL To prevent from diabetes, individuals normally use 70-100 g of buckwheat grain or flour on daily basis.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Buckwheat Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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