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|Scientific name||Fagopyrum esculentum|
|INCI name||Polygonum Fagopyrum (Buckwheat) Seed Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||메밀씨추출물|
|Used part||Seeds /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-allergic / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||rutin, orientin, vitexin, quercetin|
Polygonum fagopyrum, known as buckwheat, can also be called Fagopyrum esculentum. The biggestbuckwheat production area in Korea is Jeju Island. As the fields are full of buckwheat flowers withstunning scenery during late May to June, Boromwat Buckwheat Flower Festival is held in Jeju. Amongthe thousands of myths in Jeju Island, one explains the shape and origin of buckwheat as it has longbeen used as an important crop. The myth is related to Jacheongbi, a goddess of agriculture in Jeju,and it explains why the harvest time is late. When Jachengbi came to Jeju Island with five kinds ofseeds, she realized that one was missing so she retraced her steps to get the missing one, thebuckwheat. So the harvest season of buckwheat is still a bit later than other grains. Currently, it isperceived as a healthy food because of the high rutin content and there are lots of Jeju local foodsusing buckwheat. Medicinally, it is used to treat various diseases such as high blood pressure andcommon cold. Buckwheat powder is applied externally against skin ailments.
It is reported to have polyphenol compounds such as rutin, orientin, vitexin, and quercetin whichsuggest anti-oxidant property. Moreover, a study on the seeds demonstrated anti-allergic activity.