Sowing buckwheat – buckwheat zvichayna (veterinary practice)

Buckwheat – fagopyrum sagittatum gilib


Botanical characteristic. Buckwheat family. Annual, almost naked herbaceous plant. The stem is straight, glabrous, branched in the upper part, reddish or green, 15-30 cm high. The root is strongly branched. The leaves are alternate, triangular or ovate. The flowers are fragrant pink, collected in brushes, forming a corymbose panicle. Flowering in July, fruiting in August.

Spreading. Not known in the wild. Cultivated in the middle zone – the RSFSR, in Ukraine, in Belarus.

Medicinal raw materials. Harvest the tops of the flowering plant (grass) and seeds as they mature. Raw materials are dried in the shade in the air or in dryers at a temperature of 30-40 ° C. Storage period 1 year.

Chemical composition. Rutin glycoside, chlorogenic, caffeic and protocatechin acids were found in the grass. The seeds contain protein, starch, sugar, fatty oil, malic and citric acids, minerals and trace elements, vitamins B1, B2 , PP and P.

Pharmacological properties and Application. From the leaves and grass, plants get vitamin P – rutin. It is used for the prevention and treatment of hypovitaminosis P and in diseases accompanied by impaired vascular permeability, capillary lesions associated with the use of anticoagulants and salicylates. At the same time, it is recommended to prescribe ascorbic acid. Rutin is one of the best means of normalizing capillary permeability. Doses inside: cattle 0.4-0.6 g, small cattle 0.05-0.1, pigs 0.1-0.15 g (Chervyakov, Evdokimov and others).

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