Use of common beet

Use of common beet

Scientific name: Beta vulgaris L. ssp. vulgaris, Beta vulgaris L. ssp. maritima (L.) Arcang
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Dialect name: salichedda, salica, costa, giri sarvaggi, giriteddi ri muntagna
Herbaceous plant spread from sea level to mountainous areas, in the most varied soils and in ruderal soils.
Stem of 20-30 cm, ascending or erect with red margins at the base. The leaves are oblong oval-shaped, long petiolate of a glossy green color, the inflorescences are spikes with small and light green flowers. The fruits are cuspid achenes. The vegetative cycle is winter-spring with often perennial roots. Harvesting must be done in spring.

Active principles
The active ingredients are found in the leaves and roots. The whole plant contains active ingredients.

Property
Anti-haemorrhoids, decongestants and constipation.

Pianta di bietola

Internal use
As an anti-inflammatory
Hemorrhoids: boil 40 grams of leaves in a liter of water for 20 minutes, filter the decoction and consume 3-4 cups a day.
Urethral inflammation: boil 50 grams of leaves in 2 liters of water for about 30 minutes, squeeze the leaves to obtain a well-concentrated decoction, filter and consume several times a day.
Intestinal poultice: boil 100 grams of leaves in a liter of water and consume several times a day.

External use
As a decongestant
Fresh chard, in the form of a pack, can be used to treat erythema.

Maria Canzoneri

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