Beetroot belongs to Chenopodiaceae class from the Beta Vulgaris species. This red coloured food is classified as a ‘Super food’ in today’s nutritional jargon – and that is no less than true. Beetroot also called as ‘Chukandar’ comes with loads of benefits for skin, hair, and health.
Would you like to know what they are? Keep reading!

Beetroot – An Overview

Beetroot’s origin can be traced back to around 4,000 years ago when ancient Babylonians used it for its several health benefits.

Beetroot is extensively cultivated on the coasts of Europe, North America, and Asia and in the muddy maritime marshes of England. Beetroots are not just available in one single colour, as most people assume; it is also available in other colours like white, golden and even multi-colour. The leaves and roots attached to the beets are also edible and are highly nutritious.

The popularity of beets grew leaps and bounds when it was discovered that they are an amazing source of sugar. Historical evidence suggests that when the British restricted the use of sugar cane for sugar production, Napoleon ordered beet to be used for the production of sugar, which increased its popularity.

The deep red roots of beets can be cooked, boiled or baked as a vegetable. In India, it is mostly eaten raw in salads. Another common form of consuming this vegetable is by extracting its juice. Beetroot juice is naturally sweet in taste with a plethora of health benefits. Other vegetables like carrot, apples or even beet leaves are added to the beetroot juice to reduce its strong effect. You can also add herbs to enhance the flavour of the juice.

Beets are not something people would crave for, especially because of it earthy taste, but I’m sure you would be compelled to include beet juice in your diet after reading this article.

Beetroot Juice Benefits

Well the number in the tittle makes it clear that the benefits of beetroot juice are many! Here we categorize them into health, skin and hair for better reading!

Beetroot Juice Benefits For Skin:

Beetroot is simply amazing for the skin. It was believed that Aphrodite used to eat beetroot to retain her beauty. Drinking beetroot juice regularly will supply the body with essential nutrients, which will help to produce and maintain healthy skin. The beauty benefits of beetroot juice are:

  1. Drinking beetroot juice regularly is beneficial in the prevention and cure of skin inflammations like acne and boils. Its anti-inflammatory property prevents outburst of acne and pimples. Care must be taken as it does not completely cure it. So visit a doctor if problem persists.
  1. It purifies the blood from within and cleanses toxins and excess water from the body, imparting a healthy glow to the face. Applying beet juice on the skin will keep the skin hydrated and supple. Regular consumption will give you a fair and glowing complexion. Moreover, it promotes removal of the skin’s dead cells and replenishes it with new ones that give the skin a radiant glow.
  1. Since it has powerful antioxidants, it benefits the skin and protects it from premature ageing by neutralizing free radicals effects. It also works as an anti-ageing substance and prevents wrinkles and fine lines. Lycopene found in beetroot juice maintains the skin elasticity and protects the skin from harsh sun rays. Thus, it protects against sun burn and skin cancer.
  1. Using beetroot juice as a mask can give your complexion a pinkish tinge. Mix 1 tablespoon of carrot juice with 1 tablespoon of beetroot juice. Apply it all over the face with a cotton ball. Leave it for 10 minutes and then wash off.
  1. You can also add beet juice to your clay mask, like multani mitti to make your skin fair and flawless. It will remove blemishes and dark spots if used regularly for a month.

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Beetroot Juice Benefits for Hair:

  1. Beetroot juice contains carbohydrates, protein, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and Vitamin B and C. All these nutrients enable blood circulation in the scalp which promotes healthy hair growth.
  1. Beetroot juice helps to eliminate itchy scalp and scalp dryness by its anti-pruritic properties. Its enzymatic properties destroy excessive dead cells and dry conditions of the scalp. It moisturizes the scalp and alleviates dryness and itchiness that accompanies a dandruff and oily scalp. Beet juice mixed with vinegar will cleanse the scalp off its dandruff and even psoriasis.
  1. Beetroot juice can be mixed with henna as a natural dye to get auburn hues. As it is chemical free, it will keep the hair healthy and beautiful. You can also rinse you hair with pure beetroot juice diluted with water to give a reddish tint to your hair.
  1. Carotenoids in beet juice improve the quality, thickness and shine of the hair. It assists in blood circulation which nourishes the hair follicles, which in turn promotes hair growth and produces good quality hair. The natural silica in beetroot improves the general health and gloss of the hair. Mix beet juice with ginger and massage your scalp with this mix. This will prevent hair loss and baldness.

[ Read: Health Benefits of Beetroot ]


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  • Mahima

    Nice article i will definitely try this

    • Arshi Ahmed

      do try Mahima

  • Seerin

    Do we get the benefits if we take it as a curry or raw

    • Arshi Ahmed

      raw or juice. not curry

  • Anupama

    Good article keep sharing

    • Arshi Ahmed

      thanks :)

  • Sandana

    Ya it is very healthy girls give it a try

    • Arshi Ahmed


  • preethicute

    I like to try it do you know the reciepe for it can we add honey for it for tasting

    • Arshi Ahmed

      yes you can add honey or sugar for taste.

  • lubna

    Good job but m using 3 things…apple’s carrot n beetroot juice together for hub problem…any suggestion??

    • Arshi Ahmed


  • lubna

    *hb problem

  • Easy

    Nice article, I’m juicing beets, carrot and pineapple together. Any other surgestion

    • Arshi Ahmed

      hii juice carrot and beetroot only :)

  • ahmed siddiq

    ya thk u for ur informations..

  • Bharat Patidar

    Is this trick of coloring (red) hair buy using Beet really works or not

    • steve

      Speak English.

  • Suvarna

    Very informative and well-researched article. Thank you for sharing such an interesting post. Never knew that beetroot juice has so many health, skin and hair benefits to offer! There are so many natural remedies easily available for good health and overall well-being. Time to discover! Keep sharing such in-depth and informative articles. Will keep coming back for more :)

  • Investigator

    Excellent article! I love beet juice, and do not mind at all that it changes the color of one’s eliminations. I really enjoy drinking it, and find it easy on my digestive system.

    As the author so aptly wrote, you do not need much of it, to derive the health benefits. It is about time that people appreciated beets!

  • Prasanth

    Does consumption of beetroot / any other juice is better or having them raw is better ?

  • Marites Lavapie Hidalgo

    it’s a little bit confusing, it says that it relieves from diseases related to kidney stones, varicose veins etc. and can lower blood pressure, but why is it that at the lower part (side effects) it says people with hypertension, kidney or bile duct stones should get away from beet? what is the truth in here? Pls.answer me correctly because i am taking beet root juice and i am a former kidney stone patient 10 yrs.ago.

  • kirit shah

    Very good information for health concious people

  • Sunil Chandran

    I have the same doubt asked by Marites Lavapie. It’s a little bit confusing, it says that it relieves from diseases related to kidney stones, varicose veins etc. and can lower blood pressure, but why is it that at the lower part (side effects) it says people with hypertension, kidney or bile duct stones should get away from beet? what is the truth in here? Pls. answer me correctly because i recently started taking beet root juice and i had a cardiac arrest two year ago.. and current by blood pressure is 135 – 85

  • carol

    Same here ,It’s a little bit says people with hypertension should not use it ??? I was using it to help lower my blood pressure ! So is it good or not ?

  • Sushm

    Wooooow I neverr knew it was such a magical veggie!!! Can somebody tell me how to make a juice

  • EP

    Thank you’d much f this info it was very healthful I like to read any thing dealing with healthy and natural food.

  • Anonymous

    Nice article i will definitely try this

  • http://facebook bruin

    Great all this difference kind off interesting health information, thanks.

  • Anonymous

    salad is better

  • chioma

    you said beetroot lowers blood pressure why do say that in side effect that those with hypertension should stay away from confusing

  • kanimozhi

    useful tips..

  • rhum

    im drinking every morning beet apple and carrot juice in an empty stomach for more than a year now the first thing they noticed in me was my eyes turn bluish gray and asked me if im wearing contact leans and my skin became fair and looks younger ooh i loved it,try it guys.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Sharmila, you can take beetroot juice with empty stomach, early in the morning. One hour after consuming the drink you can take your regular breakfast. You can even take it twice a day, one in the morning and the other glass of it before 5 pm in the afternoon.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Sourav, yes… drinking beetroot juice once in a day is sufficient and always dilute the juice before you drink. Beet juice is very powerful so you require just a little dosage to get the benefits. You can increase the amount from half a glass to 1 glass gradually.

  • StyleCraze

    Yes Lucky, beetroot juice is said to be good for the heart. Beetroot contains the chemical nitrate, which dramatically reduces blood pressure, cutting the risk of heart disease and strokes.

  • StyleCraze

    Thank you Rahil, for sharing your experience with us :-)