Useful and therapeutic properties of buckwheat ( common )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Annual herb up to 70 cm. Taproot highly branched from the root collar and slightly branched deeper.Stem erect, reddish, branching at the top.Leaves entire, alternate, triangular, with swept base and filmy socket at the base of the petioles of lower leaves, upper leaves - sessile.Flowers with a simple perianth, pink, quinquepartite.Stamens 8, 1 pistil with three columns.In various flowers and stamens of bars of different lengths.Inflorescence - scented brush.Fruit - triangular nut.Flowering in July, fruiting in August.

cultivated in the middle belt of the European part of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus.

Medicinal raw materials are the tops of leafy flowering stems - and grass seeds.Collection of raw materials produced during flowering, seed - to the extent of maturation.Feed air dried in the shade or dryers, at a temperature of 30-40 degrees.

finished raw materials - grass green with the smell of fresh hay.Shelf life 1 year.

In the grass found: glycoside rutin (3 ramnoglyuko-Zid quercetin), chlorogenic, gal

lic, caffeic acid and protokatehinovaya.The seeds contain starch (67%), fatty oils, citric acid, malic acid.From flowers isolated fagopirin.

From the leaves and flowers develop routines drugs urutin, rutamy.Rutin belongs to the group of vitamin P (improves the fragility and permeability of capillaries).It is used for the same indications as Vitamin P: for the treatment of hypo-and avitaminosis P, in the treatment and prevention of bleeding in the brain, heart, retina,

with tendency to bleeding into the skin and mucous membranes (hemorrhagic diathesis), whilehypertensive disease in conjunction with drugs to lower blood pressure in the treatment of rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, measles, typhus, as well as for the prevention and treatment of vascular lesions, associated with the use of anticoagulants (bishydroxycoumarin), salicylates, arsenic compounds, X-ray and radiotherapy and in radiationdisease.

Dose and duration of treatment is individual and depends on the clinical picture and the results of determining the permeability of capillaries.Simultaneously, it is recommended to assign rutin, ascorbic acid (50 mg).

In folk medicine used flowers, leaves and sifted through a fine sieve the flour.

decoction of the flowers (10 g per 200 ml) drink like tea without dosage when coughing.Many people recommend drinking this tea and sclerosis of the blood vessels with high blood pressure, are sometimes added to tea cottonweed grass as a means of calming the nervous system and lowers blood pressure.Dry buckwheat flour, sifted through a sieve, is recommended as baby powder.Peeled fruit (buckwheat), thanks to their content of iron, calcium, phosphorus, citric and malic acids, as well as vitamins B}, B2 and proteins, easily digested, are a valuable dietary product.


30-40 g to insist in 1 liter of boiling water, take 1/2 cup 3-4 times a day (expectorant).