Buckwheat honey is used to treat a variety of health conditions, most notably used as a cough suppressant for children under the age of 6.
Buckwheat honey is said to have the following beneficial properties:
- sweet, spicy-malt flavor
- contains vitamins and minerals
- contains antioxidants (polyphenol)
- minor source of 18 amino acids
- ability to reduce scarring and quicken wound healing
- cough suppressant
Pediatricians advise against giving any kind of honey to children under the age of 1.