Synonyms: Blé Noir; Boekweit; Boveteört (aerial parts); Buchweizen; Fagopyri Herba (aerial parts); Grano Turco; Grikiu parts); Pohanková nat’ (aerial parts); Sarrasin; Sarrasin Commun; Viljatatar (aerial parts); Ziele gryki.
Cyrillic synonym: Гречиха Обыкновенная.

💊 Chemical information


In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Buckwheat Herb; Fagopyri Herba). The whole or cut aerial parts of Fagopyrum esculentum. It contains a minimum 4.0% of rutoside, calculated with reference to the dried drug. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

The aerial parts of buckwheat, Fagopyrum esculentum (Polygonaceae), are included in herbal preparations for chronic venous insufficiency. Buckwheat contains flavonoids and is a source of rutoside.


Buckwheat has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Fagopyrum; Fagopyrum esculentum Fago. esc.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Ger.: Fagorutin Buchweizen. Multi-ingredient: Fr.: Flebior; Ger.: Fagorutin Buchweizen; Pol.: Betasol; Fitoven.
Published January 27, 2019.