Rutin is known to offer nutritional support to the circulatory systems including the capillaries in eyes. It has proved to be especially helpful in preventing recurrent bleeding caused by weakened blood vessels and has been used in the treatment of hemorrhoids and varicose veins, helping to prevent blood vessel walls to become fragile.
- Rutin is safe and effective for poor circulation, high blood pressure, varicose veins, chilblains, capillary fragility, etc.
- Rutin strengthens capillaries, helping people recover from arteriosclerosis (the hardening of the arteries) or high blood pressure.
Rutin belongs to a group of plant compounds called bioflavonoids that also include the important catechins of green tea and the polyphenols of red wine. Recent studies have shown that the bioflavonoids are powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals. Free radicals are said to be responsible for as much as 90 percent of all human diseases, such as cancer, arteriosclerosis, strokes, senility due to aging, etc.
Rutin is found in buckwheat grains and plants (but not in other grains). Buckwheat has become a highly safe and healthy medicinal plant with efficacies for vascular disorders caused by fragile or permeable capillaries. Buckwheat flowers are an important honey source in Korea and other Asian countries. Buckwheat has been cultivated for at least 2,000 years, starting in China, and consumed in China, Korea, and Japan for more than thousand years, in the form of buckwheat jelly and buckwheat noodle (soba).
Buckwheat has recently been found to be effective in reducing high blood pressure and slowing the aging process. Buckwheat is rich in proteins (12-15%) and essential amino acids such as lysine (5-7%) that are deficient in major cereal crops and is also abundant in lipids, minerals (iron, phosphorus, and copper), and vitamins (B1 and B2) and rutin. Historically, buckwheat has been a food crop, and recently it is increasingly receiving attention as an important medicinal herb due to the discovery of health benefits of buckwheat and its main constituent, rutin.