Beta vulgaris rubra
Antitumor, Emollient, Nutritive, Rejuvenative.
Acne, Anemia, Cancer, Constipation,
Diverticulitis, Dysmenorrhea, Hepatitis, Hypoglycemia, Leukemia,
Lumbago, Poor Circulation, Rheumatism, Toxemia.
Application: Beets help normalize the ph of
the body, and they also help build the blood.
Application: Mixed with yogurt as a facial
Juice, soup, pickled, salads, baked. Borscht
is an iron rich Russian soup made with beets.
Sweet. Saponiside, phytosterol, betaine, leucine, tyrosine, betacyanin,
beta carotene, manganese, potassium, iron.
Contraindications: Can cause stools and urine
to be colored red or pink, though this is not harmful. The beet greens
are high in oxalic acid and not recommended for those with kidney stones
native to the Mediterranean, but are now grown worldwide. The botanical
name Beta is derived from the Greek letter in the alphabet, which the
bulbous root is thought to resemble. Vulgaris means common. The actual
word Beet is from the French bete, meaning 'beast' as ancient cooks were
reminded of bleeding animals when cutting up Beets.
Aphrodite is said to have eaten Beets to retain her beauty. In folk
magic, if a woman and man eat from the same Beet, they will fall in
love. In Africa, Beets