Sobacha: what it is, how it is prepared and why it is good for you


The sobacha comes from Japan and is a infusion of roasted buckwheat seeds, which you can find ready-made in organic food stores or herbalists. “It is a wellness drink because it is rich in mineral salts (such as magnesium and potassium), vitamins (in particular from group B) and fiber”, explains professor Ottavio Iommelliphytotherapist and head of the integrated medicine clinic of the San Paolo hospital in Naples.

Properties and benefits of sobacha

  • Rebalances the body’s pH «Thanks to its amino acids and mineral salts, sobacha is a excellent alkalizing, perfect for rebalancing the body, since we often tend to metabolic acidosis due to sedentary stress and poor nutrition “, explains the expert. «So help our fabrics a get rid of toxins and waste substances that would lead to allergies and digestive disorders. It is also effective for the problems of overweight and obesity, because the buckwheat extract reduces the state of inflammation connected to the adipose tissue ».
  • Improve circulation «This drink is rich in rutin, a flavonoid that increases the permeability of vessels capillaries, strengthening them in case of frailty, counteracting the formation of edema and improving the general vascularization », explains Professor Iommelli. «It also boasts an excellent antioxidant effect: that is, it protects our cells from the action of free radicals, which cause premature aging».
  • It gives energy and aids digestion Sobacha is a drink to be sipped hot or lukewarm at different times of the day for different actions. «It is perfect in the morning to start with the right energy, in the afternoon for a detox break, but also before bed to help digestion and therefore rest», explains our expert. “Free of caffeine, theine and gluten, sobacha can also be sweetened with a little honey.”

How to make sobacha

To prepare sobacha, pour 3 tablespoons of seeds into a saucepan with 1/2 liter of cold water and boil. Then turn off and leave to infuse for 6 minutes. Filter and store the herbal tea in a thermos.