Thermal nature: neutral.
- Cleans and strengthens the intestines and improves appetite.
- Is effective for treating dysentery and chronic diarrhea.
- Rutin, a bioﬂavonoid found in buckwheat, strengthens capillaries and blood vessels, inhibits hemorrhages, and reduces blood increases circulation to the hands and feet. Rutin is also an antidote against rays and other forms of radiation.
- Buckwheat is used externally for skin inﬂammations, eruptions and burns.
- If toasted buckwheat is known as “kasha” and become one of few alkalizing grains. Commercial kasha is thoroughly toasted and is dark, reddish brown; by purchasing “raw” buckwheat (which has an almost white color), one can choose to toast it less or not at all for the warmer seasons.
- Young buckwheat greens, grown from sproutable buckwheat seeds (with a hard, indigestible black covering that drops off after sprouting), are excellent sources of chlorophyll, enzymes, and vitamins.
Not recommended for those with heat signs such as high fever, thirst, red face, deep-red tongue color, and high blood pressure, or for those with wind conditions including dizziness, disorientation, nervousness, spasms, or emotional instability.
Buckwheat is used externally for skin inﬂammations, eruptions and burns – apply a poultice made of roasted buckwheat flour mixed with vinegar.