Scientific Name: Fagopyrum esculentum
Common Name: Buckwheat, Buck Wheat
Other Common Names:
Beechwheat, Boekweit, Brank,
Buckwheat, Ch'Iao Mai, Fagopyrum, French Wheat, Garden Buckwheat, Hua Ch'Iao,
Qamh Al Baqar, Saracen Corn, Sarrasin, T'Ien Ch'Iao, Wu Mai
Plant Type: Annual
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 4-9
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 100
Uses: Medicinal & Culinary
Notes: Well known as a grain, cover crop and beefplant. Also flowering tops help fight hardening of the arteries.
FAGOPYRUM ESCULENTUM. According to Chinese traditional medicine, buckwheat is good for inflamation, bleeding, and the young leaves are good for the eyes and ears. Even though most people eat the greain, the young leaves are very nutritious. High in vitamin B1 and many minerals.
Any statement made concerning medical
conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The
seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with
the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.