Varieties with large plump roots and more or less of a sweet taste of Beta Vulgaris are probably known since antiquity but aren’t much cultivated. Its use is widespread from the 13th century in Germany, where many poor farmers consumed it a lot. It is mentioned in 1600 in France where it became a common vegetable. Beetroot, left for modest tables for a long time, has made a comeback in modern diets. Very nutritious and high-energy, beetroot is aperitif, refreshing and digestible. It is eaten cooked, but eaten raw or in juice form (often associated with tomatoes), it is recommended for people who are anemic, demineralised and nervous (lithium). Useful for the prevention of flu, it is contraindicated for diabetics as it has a presence of sugar. One of the residues of the sugar industry, molasses, mixed with beetroot which is dried, roasted and ground serves as a coffee substitute. This “coffee” improves with age.
Beta Vulgaris contains more or less sucrose (up to 27%), many organic acids and sugars, vanillin and amino acids (isoleucine, glutamine, arginine and guanidine). Sugar, which is required for each growth period is the “instrument of the self”, which allows the child to build, to affirm and to individualize himself. The process of individualization goes through a series of realizations, a progressive intellectualization. Its sugars prevent athletes from giving up and their slow release helps us to avoid energy slumps, breakdowns and desires to give up.
Beta Vulgaris is intended for those who, because of their belonging to a certain social class or occupation, or because of their emotional experience, are convinced of the need for achievement and their own intellectual disabilities – as they are often in second place, they have identified to this role. The desire to fight disappears and they let go (depression = escape from pressures). We begin to see the lithium that it contains!
Beta Vulgaris also contains betaine, a hepatootropic and lipotropic amino acid that intervenes in the methylation process that takes place in the liver. By a transfer of a methyl group of betaine on homocysteine, methionine is formed which in turn serves as a methyl donor for the synthesis of choline. The transformation of triglycerides in lipoprotein is activated and the metabolism of fats is eased. Betaine is used as a regenerator of the liver in hepatic steatosis, in arteriosclerosis and circulatory disorders. Beta Vulgaris also contains choline, vitamins (A, B1, B2, C, PP), mineral salts and rare trace elements such as bromine, manganese, lithium, strontium and rubidium.
The mother tincture can be a source of lithium trace element.
Beta Vulgaris mother tincture: Adults: 30 drops, 2-3 times per day. Children 2-8 years: 5-10 drops, 2-3 times per day. Children 9-12 years: 10 to 15 drops, 2-3 times per day. The treatment should last at least 2 months.
Literature does not mention any known side effects.
Influences chronic catarrhal states and tuberculosis. “Betaine hydrochloride” salt obtained from the beetroot seems best suited to consumptive patients. Children improve rapidly with the action of this remedy.
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