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BUCKWHEAT

(Polygonum Fagopyrum)


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  • Buckwheat Description
  • Buckwheat Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
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    BUCKWHEAT HERBAL DESCRIPTION

    There are many species of wild Buckwheat that are used for a wide variety of ailments. The Zunis used the root of Buckwheat to cure a sore tongue. They also ingested the fresh root to calm a stomach ache, and soaked the root for use as a liquid to soothe sore eyes. Both sexes of the Navahos used the wild Buckwheat as a contraceptive.




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    BUCKWHEAT USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    Today Buckwheat is used to treat itching skin and liver disease, headaches, and help regulate blood sugar. It is used to treat a wide range of circulatory problems, including varicose veins, and chilblains. Buckwheat is most effective when taken with vitamin C or lemon juice to aid absorption. Buckwheat can also be combined with other herbs to treat retinal hemorrhages, and high blood pressure. Recent research shows that the Chinese variety of Buckwheat has immune stimulant properties and can be used to treat chronic bronchitis, inflamed gallbladder, and pulmonary abscesses.




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    BUCKWHEAT DOSAGE INFORMATION

    Buckwheat comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For best results, read and follow product label directions. In treating blood pressure, circulatory problems and liver disease, it is important to seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider before using Buckwheat as a treatment for your condition. It is important to store Buckwheat products in the dark as their properties deteriorate when exposed to light.




    BUCKWHEAT SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS INFORMATION

    Buckwheat is generally regarded as safe when taken in the recommended doses; however, it can cause light sensitive dermatitis. Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe kidney disease is not known.




    BUCKWHEAT & RELATED HERBAL PRODUCTS

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    BUCKWHEAT HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Buckwheat is one of the world's oldest domesticated plants, going back as far as 6000 B.C.E in Northern Asia. It is a broadleaf plant whose seeds are brown and about the size of a soybean. The plant itself has slender and knotty hollow stems and heart shaped leaves with beautiful white flowers. The plant itself will average about 3 feet high at maturity. Buckwheat is grown all over the world, usually in warmer areas as it does not tolerate frost well. Flowering begins a few weeks after planting and will last until the plant is mature. The flowers themselves are an incredible source of nectar for honey bees. Buckwheat is not a cereal or a grass, but is referred to as a pseudo-cereal to emphasize that it is not related to wheat. Buckwheat Hulls are a great medium for making all natural pillows, herbal packs and cushions. These certified organic Buckwheat Hulls are an economic and environmentally safe solution for those of us producing our own handicrafts for the natural home. Buckwheat sprouts, which are fast becoming as popular as alfalfa sprouts. You will have better sprouts if you use a Buckwheat seed which has had its outer shell hulled, although un-hulled seed is suitable. The protein content of dehulled buckwheat is about 12-percent, with only 2-percent fat. It is high in Lysine, which is what corn and wheat are low in. It is also rich in iron, magnesium, selenium, and zinc. Soak buckwheat seeds for no longer than 20 minutes, as they have a tendency to soak up water and then spoil. Rinse every 8 hours. The sprouts will show in as early as 1 to 2 days. They will store best if dry to the touch before refrigeration. Buckwheat contains Rutin, a medicinal chemical that is known to strengthen the capillary walls. This, according to James Duke in his Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook, makes it a good choice for those concerned with varicose veins or hardening of the arteries. Buckwheat contains no gluten, and is therefore good for people with gluten allergies. It can be used the same way that barley is to produce malt for gluten free beer.


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Buckwheat Hulls, Cut & Sifted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Buckwheat Sprouting Seeds, Organic, 1 lb.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Buckwheat Hulls, Cut & Sifted, Fagopyrum Esculentum, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Sprouting Seed, Certified Organic, Fagopyrum Esculentum, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 1 Kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 5 Kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 10 Kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 25 Kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 50 Kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 100 Kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 200 Kg (440 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Flour, Bobs Red Mill, 22 oz. (Case of 4): GR
    Buckwheat flour has a unique flavor that is especially great in both quick and yeast breads. This flour is one of the best sources of protein available from a plant source. Each case consists of four, twenty two ounce bags.
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Flour, Light, Birkett Mills, 50 lbs: GR
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Flour, Whole Dark, Birkett Mills, 50 lbs: GR
    Buckwheat Whole Dark Flour is made from unhulled buckwheat and is an excellent natural source of fiber. Mix this flour with wheat flour, because it is low in gluten, to make breads or pastas. Each case consists of fifty pounds.
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Flour Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 1 Kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Flour Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 5 Kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Flour Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 10 Kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Flour Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 25 Kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Flour Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 50 Kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Flour Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 100 Kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Flour Powder, Kalyx Bulk Products, 200 Kg (440 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Creamy Buckwheat Hot Cereal, Organic & Gluten Free, Bob's Red Mill, 18 oz (Case of 4): GR
    Creamy Buckwheat Hot Cereal is stone ground, gluten free, organic, and a good source of protein and dietary fiber. Each case consists of four, eighteen ounce bags.
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Groats, CHS Sunflower, 50 lbs: GR
    Buckwheat Groats have a nut-like flavor and are high in protein which makes them a perfect complement to hearty foods such as beef, roasted peppers, eggplant, cabbage and root vegetables. These groats can be used as a side dish alternative to rice, stuffing and potatoes. Buckwheat Groats are a good source of dietary fiber. Each case consists of fifty pounds.
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Groats, Whole Certified Organic, Kalyx Bulk Products, 50 lbs (22.73 Kg): CO
    Kalyx: Old Fashioned Buckwheat Pancake Mix, New Hope Mills, 2 lbs (Case of 12): GR
    Old Fashioned Buckwheat pancake mix is old fashioned goodness. Add maple or regular syrup for the ultimate pancake taste. Each case consists of twelve, two pound bags.
    Kalyx: Old Fashioned Buckwheat Pancake Mix, New Hope Mills, 5 lbs (Case of 6): GR
    Old Fashioned Buckwheat pancake mix is old fashioned goodness. Add maple or regular syrup for the ultimate pancake taste. Each case consists of six, five pound bags.
    Kalyx: Natural Buckwheat Pancake Mix, Touch of Dutch, 25 lbs: GR
    Kalyx: Natural Buckwheat Pancake Mix, Touch of Dutch, 25 lbs: GR
    With this all-natural buckwheat pancake mix, you can to create warm and fluffy pancakes that your whole family is sure to love! Buckwheat pancakes are good served with fresh fruit and honey or with maple syrup for a delicious and filling breakfast. By adding only a few common ingredients and following the simple instructions, you can have a great fresh-made recipe for any occasion. Non-GMO.
    Kalyx: Buckwheat Pancake Mix, Birkett Mills, 50 lbs: GR
    To make Buckwheat Pancakes simply mix 1 cup of mix with 3/4 cup of water to create warm and fluffy golden pancakes that your whole family is sure to love! Buckwheat pancakes are good served with fresh fruit and honey or with maple syrup for a delicious and filling breakfast. Each case consists of fifty pounds.


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

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    Amazon: Buckwheat Grocery & Gourmet Food Products


    Amazon: Whole Grain Buckwheat Groats, Gluten Free, Organic, Bob's Red Mill, 16 oz

    Bob's Red Mill Organic Buckwheat Groats are neither related to wheat nor are they a grain at all! Buckwheat is actually a plant related to rhubarb and its groats are actually a gluten free seed. This fun grain is shaped like a pyramid and is a complete protein, containing all 9 of the essential amino acids. It can be steamed, toasted, roasted, ground into flour, or boiled. Try Buckwheat Groats in any recipe that calls for whole grains: pilafs, salads, casseroles, soups, granolas, stews, or as a cereal on its own. Buckwheat groats are also the key ingredient in traditional Eastern European dishes like Kasha Varnishkes and Potato Knishes. Cooks in only 10 minutes! Like all of our gluten free-labeled products, this product is processed in a dedicated gluten free facility and is R5-ELISA tested to confirm its gluten free status. Certified Organic by QAI.



    Amazon: Organic Kasha Toasted Buckwheat, Bob's Red Mill, 18 oz (Pack of 4)

    Bob's Red Mill Organic Kasha is 100-percent whole grain toasted buckwheat groats. It is so easy to prepare on the stove or in the microwave and cooks quickly, ready to eat in just 12 minutes! Buckwheat is actually not a grain at all, but a seed from a plant related to rhubarb. It is gluten free and has a delicious toasted, earthy flavor. Try Kasha as a porridge or pilaf, in soups or casseroles, or in Eastern European dishes such as Kasha Varnishkes or Potato and Kasha Knishes. Like all of our gluten free-labeled products, this product is processed in a dedicated gluten free facility and is R5-ELISA tested to confirm its gluten free status. Certified Organic by QAI.



    Amazon: Buckwheat Flour, Organic, Bob's Red Mill, 22 oz (Pack of 4)

    Bob's Red Mill Organic Buckwheat Flour is whole grain, nutritious, and packs a wonderful earthy flavor. A bit of a misnomer, buckwheat is not related to wheat at all. In fact, it is not even a grain, but rather, a seed and one true cousin of rhubarb. Commonly used in pancakes, buckwheat flour is also great for quick breads and yeast breads. Note: although buckwheat is a gluten free grain, this product is not produced in our gluten free facility. Certified Organic by QAI.



    Amazon: Organic Kasha Toasted Buckwheat, Bob's Red Mill, 18 oz (Pack of 4)

    Bob's Red Mill Organic Kasha is 100-percent whole grain toasted buckwheat groats. It is so easy to prepare on the stove or in the microwave and cooks quickly, ready to eat in just 12 minutes! Buckwheat is actually not a grain at all, but a seed from a plant related to rhubarb. It is gluten free and has a delicious toasted, earthy flavor. Try Kasha as a porridge or pilaf, in soups or casseroles, or in Eastern European dishes such as Kasha Varnishkes or Potato and Kasha Knishes. Like all of our gluten free-labeled products, this product is processed in a dedicated gluten free facility and is R5-ELISA tested to confirm its gluten free status. Certified Organic by QAI.



    Amazon: Organic Buckwheat Specialty Flour, Great River Organic Milling, 50 lbs

    Whole, unhulled buckwheat milled on hammer mills to avoid the introduction of black buckwheat hulls into the stone mill system. Retains the traditional speckled color of buckwheat flour. Grown and harvested in the USA. One 50 pound bag.



    Amazon: Buckwheat Hulls, Bulk 100% Organic, LA Linen, By The Pound

    For mattresses and pillows. 100-percent organically grown in the USA. 98-percent whole hulls, free of dust and insects. Contrary to popular belief Buckwheat hulls do not come from a grain like wheat but from a fruit that is related to rhubarb. The hull itself is the husk that protects the seed from the harsh elements of nature. If you do not want to be exposed to chemical, using buckwheat hulls in your pillows is the answer. It has been known to ease headaches , snoring, muscle tension and neck pain. If you are making your own pillow or any other pieces and wonder how much Buckwheat you need, multiply the dimensions in inches together (length x width x height) and divide by 192. For a pillow that measures 12-inches wide, 24-inches long and 8-inches high you would calculate as such: 12 x 24 x 8= 2304 Then take the total amount which in this case is 2304 and divide it by 192: 2304 / 192 = 12 You will need 12 pounds of Buckwheat.


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