//BUCK WHEAT// This cool and sweet grain works on the STOMACH, LARGE INTESTINE, SPLEEN and is a QI and BLOOD tonic. It clears HEAT in the body and sedates over active YANG energy.
Energizing and nutritious, buckwheat is available throughout the year and can be served as an alternative to rice or made into porridge.
While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens. Buckwheat flowers are very fragrant and are attractive to bees that use them to produce a special, strongly flavoured, dark honey.