Beautiful beetroot juice! This is another consistent one for me.. blended with carrots and an apple it is fantastic for nourishing Blood, the substance which holds our Shen.. rooting it on the Earth :)
4 small raw beetroot
1 sweet apple
Beetroot is a sweet flavour and as such resonates with the Earth element and strengthens the Stomach and Spleen; both of which build blood.
The strengthening of Blood nourishes the Heart, the Master of Blood, purifying and creating a calm space for the Shen, benefiting anxiety, depression and insomnia.
The Beetroot also cleanses the Liver, the Storer of Blood, benefiting Liver Qi Stagnation symptoms like muscle tension, frustration and menstruation issues. As the Liver Blood gets nourished, Blood Deficiency symptoms like dizziness, headaches and irritation are also benefited.
Carrots are also neutral and sweet in nature and so too benefits Blood and the Earth element as a whole, helping with loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhoea, bloating and constipation.
Carrots also improve the Liver function by dissolving stagnation and helping eliminate waste. Together with beetroot they can improve hormone regulation.
Apples are sweet and sour and so relate to both the Earth and Wood elements. They are cooling in nature and also create body fluids; clearing Heat, tonifying the Blood and relieving agitation and restlessness.