Buckwheat is a dicotyledonous cereal of the genus Fagopyrum from the family Rdestowatych (Polygonaceae). It belongs to the group of cereal plants due to the similar chemical composition of seeds, their use and agrotechnics. Buckwheat production in Poland is relatively small compared to the production of the main cereals, but due to the buckwheat harvest, our country is among the world's best . Buckwheat (
Scientists trace the history of buckwheat in China as early as 2600 BC, specifically in the provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan, as well as in the Tibetan Plateau. Over the centuries, it found its way to the rest of Asia and Europe, where it was a crop of choice when it was impossible to grow crops. Buckwheat can be harvested from one to three months, even under difficult growing conditions.
It is believed that the first Japanese pillow named Sobakowa, filled with buckwheat hull seeds first appeared on the scene around 600 years ago or in the 15th century. At this point, the pillows slowly began to resemble their modern counterparts, with soft fabrics such as silk and cotton. These pillows are traditionally used in Japan and Korea for health and comfort. Medicinal products from the buckwheat husk (pillows, mattresses and seats) are recommended for discopathy, back pain and vasomotor disorders of the head. The buckwheat husk filling adapts to the body position, absorbs moisture very quickly and does not heat up. An important feature of these products, mainly due to the presence of tannins, rutin or quercetin, is the inhibition of the growth of harmful microorganisms, mites, insect pests, fungi and bacteria.
Some experts believe that buckwheat pillows are ideal for achieving the health condition known to the Japanese as Zukan-Sokunetsu . According to Japan Mobility, a Tokyo-based relocation service, this concept literally means "cool head, hot feet."
It is unknown where and when this concept was first introduced, but it is believed to have its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Put simply, he says a person has a clearer mind with a cool head, and warm feet improve blood circulation.
So what does this have to do with buckwheat pillows? First, breathability is one of their main features. Pillowcases do not form a consistent fill, such as polyester and memory foam, which results in an unimpeded flow of cold air. At the same time, the pillow helps to dissipate heat from a hot head, allowing you to sleep better.
As a reminder, most body heat is not lost through the head. However, people don't usually sleep naked, so all this warmth has to go somewhere that is not covered by clothing. This is why your head has a tendency to get warm and therefore it is essential to have a breathable pillow.
Properties of the buckwheat husk
Buckwheat husk pillows have anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, immunity-supporting, anti-stress and calming properties.
- Better sleep - buckwheat pillows support correct posture and spine alignment. Regardless of this whether you like to sleep on your back, stomach or side, this type of pillow can be the answer to your unique needs.
- Reduced snoring - Some people snore due to poor sleeping posture As this pillow improves your sleeping position, it reduces snoring.
- Muscle support - This pillow supports the neck and back, thus reducing the likelihood of pain muscle.
- Hypoallergenic and mite-resistant - The raw material used in the production of our pillows does not attract allergens . It also provides great airflow.
Ecological buckwheat husk
The buckwheat husk, which we fill in our pillows, comes from an ecological farm, has a certificate of organic farming issued by the Agro Bio Test certification body (PL EKO 07 90001).