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Buckwheat Powder

an excellent source of Rutin

Actually, the whole buckwheat plant--leaves, blossoms and seeds--has been found useful. One reason is that buckwheat is a well known protector of the body's capillaries and lowers blood pressure. Because it is high in rutin it combats arteriosclerosis, hardening of arteries and veins.

Excellent, nutritious flour to add to pankcakes, waffles, muffins, and breads

What is Rutin

Rutin is a member of bioflavonoids, a large group of phenolic secondary metabolites of plants that include more than 2,000 different known chemicals. Bioflavonoids such as Quercetin, Rutin, and Hesperidin are important nutritions due to their ability to strengthen and modulate the permeability of the walls of the blood vessels including capillaries.

Lutein supplements Lutein-6 and Lutein-20 contain generous amounts of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), which is abundant (4-6% of the weight) with a flavonoid called Rutin, an active ingredient known to offer nutritional support to the circulatory systems including the capillaries in eyes with no side effects. Rutin has proved to be especially helpful in preventing recurrent bleeding caused by weakened blood vessels, so it has been used in the treatment of hemorrhoids and varicose veins, helping to prevent blood vessel walls becoming fragile. Rutin is safe and effective for: Poor Circulation, High Blood Pressure, Varicose Veins, Chilblains, Capillary Fragility, etc.

Buckwheat belongs to the family of Polygonaceae, and origniates from China, where buckwheat has been cultivated for at least 2,000 years. In addition to the common buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum, a few variants have also been cultivated in Asia, Europe, and North America. Buckwheat has been cultivated and consumed in China, Korea and Japan for more than thousand years, in the form of buackwheat jello and buckwheat noodle (soba). Buckwheat has recently been found to be very effective in reducing high blood pressure and slowing the aging process. Buckwheat is easy to grow, and found almost everywhere along with other crops in Asian countries. Buckwheat was introduced to Europe around 15th century through Siberia.

Buckwheat is uniquely rich in proteins (12-15%) and essential amino acids such as lysine (5-7%) that are deficient in major cereal crops, and also abundant in lipid, minerals (iron, phosphorus, and copper), and vitamins (B1 and B2) and rutin. Rutin is found in buckwheat grains and plants (but not in other grains). Buckwheat has become a highly safe and healthy medicinal plant with efficacies for vascular disorders casued by abnormally fragile or permeable capillaries. Buckwheat flowers are important honey source in Korea and other Asian countries.


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