• Red Beet Root

    Family: Chenopodiaceae

    Genus species: Beta vulgaris

    Type: Biennial plant

    Part Used: Root

    Actions: Anti-inflammatory, astringent, digestive, diuretic

    Indications: Dermatitis, excessive menstruation, inflammation, liver congestion, polyuria

    Chemicals & Nutrients: alpha-Linoleic Acid, Aluminum, Boron, Calcium, Carbohydrates (44%), Fats (0.9%), Fiber (5%), Glutamic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Magnesium, Oleic Acid, Ornithine, Palmitic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein (13%), Sodium, Sucrose (27%), Sulfur (27%), Vitamin C

    Drug Interactions: Due to the diuretic action of this herb the following drug interactions are possible: increased risk of toxicity with anti-inflammatory analgesics; if hypokalemia occurs possible antagonism with antiarrhythmics and potentiation of muscle relaxants; antagonizes antidiabetic (hypoglycemic) drugs; may potentiate and/or interfere with antihypertensives; may potentiate lithium therapy; when taken with corticosteroids there is a risk for hypokalemia; may potentiate other diuretics and increase the risk of hypokalemia.

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