Beetroot protects the liver against chemical toxicity. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Hepatoprotective activity of Beta vulgaris against CCl4-induced hepatic injury in rats.
Fitoterapia. 2006 Feb;77(2):91-3. Epub 2005 Dec 20. PMID: 16376022
Ethanolic extract of Beta vulgaris roots given orally at doses of 1000, 2000 and 4000 mg/kg exhibited significant dose-dependent hepatoprotective activity against carbontetrachloride (CCl(4))-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Hepatotoxicity and its prevention were assessed by serum markers viz. cholesterol, triglyceride, alanine amino transferase and alkaline phosphatase.