Beta vulgaris

Beta vulgaris L.

Amaranthaceae

  • Beet
  • Common Beet
  • Red Beet
  • Sugar Beet
  • سلق
  • شمندر
  • ضرس الكلب
  • dhirs el-kalb
  • shamandar
  • silq
  • סֶלֶק מָצוּי
  • seleq matzuy

Annual

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
  • Salty habitats

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Beta vulgaris L.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Cancer

Cancer

Anti-carcinogenic

Boil fruits in water till cooked & eat daily until healed.

FruitB
Dermatological

Hair growth

Hair restorer

Rinse hair with juice of tuber.

TuberZ
Dermatological

Ripen skin lesions/ pimples

Vulnerary

Extract juice by squeezing fresh leaves & apply as plaster/ bandage.

LeafZ
Haematology

Anaemia

Anti-anaemic

Decoct fruits & drink as needed.

FruitB
Nervous System

Headache

Analgesic

Decoct fruit & drink.

FruitZ
Women`s Health

Induce lactation

Galactagogue

Eat fresh leaves.

LeafZ

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Beta vulgaris contains oxalates. Overdose may cause kidney damage, hypocalcemia & oxalate toxicity.