Book of herbs

Gryka zwyczajna


Fagopyrum esculentum Moench

Buckwheat, also called common buckwheat, Japanese buckwheat and silverhull buckwheat, belongs to the  Polygonaceae family. It comes from Central Asia, and it is a popular crop in Poland. The fruit of buckwheat is a tricolor, dark brown nut, with sharp edges, commonly called grains. Buckwheat groats, used in gluten-free diets is obtained from its fruits, among others. This cereal is rich in starch without gluten, macro- and micro-elements and vitamins B1, B2, PP and P. The buckwheat seed extract is a rich source of flavonoids, including rutoside, which in the extract used in the preparation  Hemorigen femina is min. 35%. Buckwheat has had many traditional uses for years, which result from its properties supporting the proper function of the vascular system.


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