Buckwheat is almost always classified as a cereal, although botanically speaking, it is a leafy vegetable. Buckwheat has a positive effect in the treatment of circulatory disorders, varicose veins, slow memory, rheumatism, glaucoma, diabetes and stomach problems. The most prevalent forms of use of these plant are grain buckwheat, dried stalks and flower (for tea).
It is well-known that buckwheat tea has an exceptional healing properties in the treatment of vascular diseases (varicose veins and various bleeding capillaries), rheumatism, glaucoma, diabetes and gastrointestinal diseases. Buckwheat proteins are better than cereal proteins and contain vitamins B1 and B2, and vitamin P, which has excellent resistance of blood vessels.
There’s no other cereal that contain such a large amount of mineral ingredients such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and a great amount of magnesium, sodium and iron. Buckwheat seeds are extremely nutritious and can be used for making bark, pulp and molasses, as well as pastries.
Buckwheat lowers high blood pressure and has one of the greatest quality and curative effects. Buckwheat is good as a remedy for cough and phlegm in the upper airways. It is delicious in all combinations. Many doctors have proved that buckwheat is ideal for all kinds of natural foods and healthy diet meals.
Since healthy and tasty porridge can be made from buckwheat, which is one of the top diet products, its use is highly recommended. Buckwheat can be used in the normal diet of children and adults, especially with people who are under great intellectual effort, because it strengthens the memory and concentration. In Russia they call it “student food”.
Buckwheat porridge is also a cure for stomach diseases and intestines, can help with anemia and it can help people with nerve problems as well.
The fresh buckwheat leaves can be applied directly on the wound or cut because they have antibacterial effect. The finest buckwheat flour mixed with chopped leaves of this plant is an excellent and environment friendly baby-powder which protects delicate baby skin from infection.
Teas for the treatment of atherosclerosis
Recipe 1: Pour 2 teaspoons of dried buckwheat into 2 dl of boiling water, cover and set aside for 15 minutes and then strain. Drink two to three cups daily for four to eight weeks.
Recipe 2: Pour one spoon of dried buckwheat seeds in 2 dl water and cook for 10 minutes, then strain. Drink two to three cups a day. It can be sweeten with honey which has a calming effect. The treatment is for period of three to four weeks.