common name Buckwheat.

origin Native to central and northern Asia, and cultivated in temperate regions, especially in the

US and eastern Europe.

background This major grain crop may have been brought to Europe during the Crusades of the 11th and 12th centuries. Medicinally the leaves were used for high blood pressure, chilblains, and frostbite.

preparation The aerial parts are picked after flowering and before the fruits ripen, then chopped and macerated in alcohol.

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