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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 11, Issue 2 (2022)

A review on the role of buckwheat in the management of hypertension

Author(s):

Dharmendra Singh and Nida Parveen

Abstract:

Buckwheat (BW) is a gluten-free pseudo cereal that belongs to the Polygonaceae family. BW grain is a highly nutritional food component that has been shown to provide a wide range of beneficial effects. Main effects of buckwheat on human health are its anti-hypertensive, hypoglycaemic, hypocholesterolemic, neuroprotective and antioxidant effects. Thus, it is considered an alternative food component in dietary treatment for chronic and metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and celiac disease. Also, its rich nutrient content supports daily diet and provides a better eating profile. As a result, buckwheat is accepted as a functional food, suggested to improve human health and is used in the treatment of diseases. Buckwheat is rich in anti-hypertensive compounds is a potential antihypertensive food, and a significant number of reports concerning its blood pressure lowering (BPL) effects have been reported. In the present study, reports of in vitro studies, preclinical and clinical trials dealing with the antihypertensive effect of buckwheat. There are numerous reports of potential health benefits of consuming buckwheat, which may be in the form of food, dietary supplements, home remedies or possibly pharmaceutical drugs. It is a good source of many vitamins and minerals and has balanced nutritional value. Because of its nutrient content and many positive effects on human health, buckwheat has become a functional food, recently. The aim of this review is to explain some positive effects of buckwheat on human health for managing the hypertension. The literature also indicates that buckwheat is safe to consume and may have various beneficial effects on human health.

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How to cite this article:
Dharmendra Singh and Nida Parveen. A review on the role of buckwheat in the management of hypertension. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2022;11(2):202-210.

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