Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
- English: Beet
- Also, known as: Garden beet, Palanki, Chukandar, Beet Greens, Beet Juice, Beet Leaves, Beetroot, Beetroot Juice, Beta vulgaris, Betarraga, Beets, Betterave, Betterave à Sucre, Betterave Jaune, Betterave Rouge, Betteraves, Fodder Beet, Garden Beet, Green Beet, Mangel, Mangold, Red Beet, Remolacha, Scandinavian Beet, Sugarbeet, Yellow Beet
Beet root are eaten raw as salad or cooked. Beet root is an annual or biennial herbaceous plant, which originated in Southern Europe and Western Asia, and has been developed in to three distinct verities specialized for different edible plant of the plant: Swiss chard, which has large leaves and prominent flashy stems is used as leafy vegetable; Sugar beet which has very large, irregular shape fleshy root that lacked the red color typically associated with beets, and is used as source of sugar and as animal fodder; and beet root which has a red to purple fleshy spherical root and is used as root vegetable. The leaf, leaf stalks and root of beet plants are edible.
The sugar beet is major commercial crop due to its high concentration sucrose, which is extracted to produce table sugar. It was developed in Germany in the late 18th century after the roots of beet where found to contain the sugar. Usually deep red roots of garden beet can be baked, boiled, or steamed, and often served as cooked vegetable or cold as salad vegetable. Raw beet is added to salad.
The consumption of beet causes pink urine is some people.
How to use:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herb to any super food herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herb with honey or glycerin to make paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, gives you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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