Common Names: Chard
Scientific Name: Beta Vulgaris
Common Uses: Beet is used as supportive therapy in disease of the liver and fatty liver. Indian Medicine: The drug is used for coughs and infections.
*Warnings: Taking very large quantities could lead to hypocalcemia and kidney damage because of the drug’s oxaluric acid content.
Origin: The Beet is indigenous to the coastal regions of Europe, North Africa, and Asia from Turkey to India. Red Beets, Sugar Beets and the white variety are all widely cultivated.