Traditional the naturopathic medicinal use for any purple vegetable was to help improve circulation and oxygenation of the cells.
Today modern scientific studies are indicating that this may be true.
A study has shown that Beetroot juice can help lower blood pressure when eaten as part of a normal healthy diet. In this study Australian researchers observed the effects of beet juice on blood pressure in healthy men and women. Participants drank either beet plus apple juice or plain apple juice, then had their blood pressure monitored over 24 hours. The researchers observed a reduction in systolic blood pressure six hours after participants drank beet juice, especially among the men. Beets naturally contain nitrates, which ease blood pressure
Beetroot juice by itself is a very strong juice, I recommend combining it with other vegetables and a little bit of freshly juiced fruit juice.
Watch Dr Weston explain the main health benefits of beetroot