Beetroot useful properties

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Beet (beetroot) - biennial herbaceous plant, puberulent, often with a dark purple hue.Root - a root vegetable, fat, napiform, red, rarely - yellow or white.In the first year gives the socket long-petiolate, obtuse, ovate leaves and root.The stem of the second year straight, branched.Stem leaves alternate, small, oblong or lanceolate.The flowers are small, inconspicuous, regular, five-membered.Perianth simple, green.The flowers are collected in the glomeruli, the last - in the long leafy stalks.Fruits - trifoliate glomeruli.It blooms from July to September.

Grown usually in the gardens in the middle belt of the European part of Russia, especially in the black earth zone.For more information about beets look here.

Medicinal raw materials are roots and leaves that are used mainly in fresh form.The roots contained sugar, vitamin C, pigments, oxalic and malic acid.Beetroot is rich in salts, manganese and potassium.Plant beets much richer in vitamin C (20-50 mg%), folic acid (0.2 mg%) and poorer in fiber t

han the roots.

With vekla contains B vitamins, iron salts, manganese, potassium, calcium, and others. It is used in the treatment of diseases of the liver and kidneys, the initial stage of hypertension.

With veklu especially useful to use in salads, salad, beetroot and others. Few fermented beet juice with instillation of 2-3 drops in each nostril, 3 times a day gives a good effect in chronic rhinitis.

In folk medicine beetroot has long been used to treat various diseases.Freshly grated root vegetables juice is used to treat lung diseases (inflammation, pleurisy, etc.), And mixed in half with honey is used in the treatment of hypertension.Use beets with anemia, chronic rhinitis, persistent long-term constipation, lung cancer, anemia.

When external inflammations and ulcers is recommended, except for the internal use of beet juice, apply on the affected area for a long time root vegetable beet pulp (it changes as drying).

Crude and pickled beetroot has long been considered a good tool in the treatment of scurvy.

Cooked beets and broth of its laxative and diuretic.

With long persistent constipation decoction (15-20 g per 200 ml) is used in enemas.

juice boiled beets in the form of nose drops recommended by chronic rhinitis, can be shredded (wet) root to invest in the form of small tampons into the nostrils for a few minutes.This is a sharp individual reaction: some chronic rhinitis can quickly escalate.In such cases, tampons beet or less should be used to replace the beets by some other means.

Another popular method of drug use beet for the treatment of chronic rhinitis: use inside and used for washing the nostrils fat root, present for some time and a little succumbed to fermentation.

For the treatment of anemia prepare the following mixture: beet root, black radish and carrots squeezed juice (grated cake) and in equal parts is poured into a dark bottle, then roll the dough into a bottle and give it to languish in the oven for 3 hours;use 1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day.

root vegetables freshly prepared juice drink 1/2 cup 3-4 times a day for respiratory diseases and lung cancer, while improving mood, appetite, decreases swelling, drink juice for anemia, diabetes, anemia, and others.

healing properties of beetsknown since ancient times and used in the treatment of anemia, digestive organs, increases the metabolic processes in the body, used for the prevention of hypertension and atherosclerosis.It has long been known anticancer properties of beets.

Sour beetroot is a good antiscorbutic:

• soaked for two hours the juice of raw beets with honey (1: 1) is useful for hypertension (even kidney type);

• pectin contained in the beets, suppress putrefactive intestinal flora.


When excess reception beet juice can happen spasm of blood vessels of the circulatory system, freshly squeezed juice is necessary to stand for 2-3 hours before serving.
not recommended to use the beets in their raw form in violation of the intestine.
root vegetable fiber in combination with organic acids and sucrose may cause disorder.
Included in the natural compounds beet effectively lower blood pressure.
Therefore beet preparations are contraindicated patients with hypotension.
not be abused beet persons suffering from urolithiasis.This is due to the fact that the roots contain a large amount of oxalic acid, which forms sparingly soluble salts in the body, mainly calcium oxalate.
Because of sucrose contained in the roots should be limited to the use of beet patients with diabetes mellitus.
Daily intake of beet juice can lead to intolerance.Then the juice is mixed with oatmeal, horseradish, sour, that change its taste.
Therapy beet spend a long time without a break.