Beetroot has a long history of use for liver disorders because of its stimulating effect on the liver's detoxification processes. This action also helps to flush out uric acid and salt, aids digestion and the lymphatic system and contributes to combating anemia, debility and general weakness.
Other health benefits includes toning the blood and building red blood cells as well playing a protective role against colon cancer.
What most people don't know is that the leaves are richer than the roots in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C and can be eaten like spinach, with the bonus of a much milder taste. Not surprising, since beetroot belongs to the same family as chard and spinach.