The main benefits of buckwheat honey are that it promotes healing in the body, supports immune function, and is very high in antioxidants. Also, it is amazing for soothing sore throats and coughs.
Buckwheat honey is not as sweet as regular honey but since Buckwheat is rich in vitamins and is considered a very healthy food it makes sense that honey made from buckwheat would also be good for you.
For wounds, you can apply it directly to the wound and cover it with a clean bandage.
As a general health supplement, you mix it into your favorite food or beverage.
Buckwheat honey is also a great all-natural sweetener. You can mix it into oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, smoothies, or baked goods!
For sore throats and colds, you can swallow honey alone or mix it in with a warm herbal tea. As suggested by American Academy of Family Physicians to treat a child with a cold they suggest one dose of honey in the following amounts:
- children ages 2 to 5: 2.5 mL
- children ages 6 to 11: 5 mL
- children ages 12 to 18: 10 mL
Be aware that buckwheat honey, like any honey, should not be given to infants under the age of 1 as it contains certain bacteria that might be harmful to babies.