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Buckwheat against vascular diseases

by Josephine Andrews
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Buckwheat increases the elasticity of the veins and protects the vessels. It therefore helps with vascular diseases such as chronic venous insufficiency and as a prevention of vascular calcification. Learn more about the buckwheat effect and the correct application!

What is the effect of buckwheat?

The aerial parts of the medicinal plant, the buckwheat herb (Fagopyri herba), contain a lot of rutin. This flavonoid has vascular strengthening and protective properties. It also improves blood flow in the small vessels. This is backed up by clinical data.

This buckwheat healing effect is therefore used specifically to increase the elasticity and resilience of the veins and to promote general blood circulation. Areas of application of the medicinal plant are:

  • Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), stages I and II: Circulatory disorders in the leg veins with water retention (oedema), varicose veins on the inside of the foot, congestion spots and itchy, chronically inflammatory skin changes
  • Circulatory disorders in the smallest blood vessels (microcirculatory disorders)
  • Prevention of arteriosclerosis (“vascular calcification”)

In the Middle Ages, buckwheat also came to Europe from its homeland in Central Asia as a popular food crop. Today you can find it all over the world on barren, sandy soils on waste dumps and on field edges. The high vitamin and mineral content and the valuable proteins make the nutty-tasting buckwheat healthy.

People who suffer from a grain intolerance due to gluten (celiac disease) can consume buckwheat without hesitation. Because there is no gluten in the plant.

How is buckwheat used?

Buckwheat herb is used for medicinal purposes, i.e. the dried herb (flowers, leaves, stalks) collected at the time of flowering.

You can prepare a tea from it in cut form: To do this, pour 150 milliliters of boiling water over two grams of the herb and strain it after ten minutes. It is even better if you boil the medicinal drug for two to three minutes. You can drink a cup of buckwheat tea three times a day for several weeks.

There is also powdered buckwheat herb in tablet form. For correct use and dosage, please read the leaflet or ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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