The Cayce Herbal 
 A Comprehensive Guide to the  
Botanical Medicine of Edgar Cayce
Sugar Beet
Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris altissima

Common Names and Synonyms: Sugar Beet

Background: A sugar beet is similar in appearance to the red beet, except the sugar beet has a   white root that is narrower in shape.  Sugar beets are grown in the cooler climates, and the roots are harvested annually in the fall or early winter.  The sugar is extracted by slicing the beets into thin layers, which are put into hot water, agitated, and the resulting "tea" of sugar and water is further processed, evaporated, and dried.  The remaining pulp is dried and processed into pellets for animal food.
Beet Sugar in the Cayce Readings

  • In the Cayce readings where the pancreas, kidneys and digestive organs were uncoordinated, beet sugar was typically combined with sage, ambergris, gin and cinnamon to tone up and harmonize the pancreas' action with other organs. Beet sugar, combined with alcohol, carries the other properties into the system without over stimulating the pancreas.
  • In the diet, beet sugar was recommended to keep the body from producing too much alcohol.
  • As an ingredient in complex compounds, various amounts of beet sugar were recommended with the following frequency:

      4 ounces 37 readings
      2 ounces 19 readings
      1 ounce 6 readings
      6 ounces 4 readings
  • When used medicinally, beet sugar was usually recommended with other substances in a compound.  The most common substances in these formulas were as follows:
      Ambergris 46 readings
      Sage 43 readings
      Cinnamon 39 readings
      Gin 38 readings
      Tolu 25 readings
      Juniper 17 readings
      Sassafras 17 readings
      Ambrosia Weed or Ragweed 17 readings
      Stillingia 11 readings
      Calisaya  11 readings
      Sarsaparilla 11 readings
Cayce Quotes on Beet Sugar

    Now, we find, we have given very specifically as to how these medicinal properties should be prepared.  We would prepare the sage tea first, while warm, sufficient to easily dissolve the beet sugar, and only use beet sugar.  This should be prepared in the medicinal properties, then adding Ambergris dissolved in the alcohol, then adding the Gin (Gordon's dry), then adding the Cinnamon.  These properties taken in this manner with the system, the sage becomes the sedative, and an active principle with the gastric juices and an incentive to the emunctories in liver, and with the sediments from the Ambergris as stimulated by the alcohol, and beet sugar, will give the action necessary to the pancreas and duodenum to receive the incentive for their functioning.  This we find in the sugar properties, with the mixture in the system, does not become the active principle as that in cane sugar.  Hence the beet or vegetable.
    To one gallon of rain water, add eight (8) ounces of common Garden Sage.  Reduce by simmering to one quart, while warm add:

                  Grain Alcohol......................................................... 4 ounces,
                  Beet Sugar first dissolved in warm water..................4 ounces,
                  Ambergris dissolved in one ounce grain alcohol........20 grains,
                  Gin, Gordon's Gin preferred ...................................4 ounces,
                  Cinnamon...............................................................15 grains.

    The dose would be two (2) teaspoonfuls half an hour before each meal.  Do that, and we will find this: The sage as a sedative to the intestinal tract, especially in the action of the pancrean and gall duct forces over the body; the gin as the stimulation to the kidneys in their action in eliminating; the sugar, Beet sugar with Ambergris as the force necessary to create that which will produce the healing forces to the intestinal lining, as it were, itself.  Do  that.

    Prepare these as medicinal properties, to give the correct vibration to the system, to correct the inflow - as it were  - of that overtaxed energy to the kidney from the pancrean condition:
    To one (1) gallon of rain water, add eight (8) ounces garden sage.  Reduce by simmering (not boiling) to one (1) quart. Strain while warm and add four (4) ounces of BEET sugar -  only beet sugar - first dissolved in two (2) ounces of hot water.  Fifteen (15) grains of ambergris dissolved in one (1) ounce of pure grain alcohol.  Then add two (2) more ounces of eighty-five percent (85%) alcohol, with one-quarter (1/4) ounce of Oil of Juniper, with one (1) dram of Cinnamon, and five (5) minims of Oil of Sassafras.
    Shake solution together before the dose is taken, which should be teaspoonful four (4) times each day, half an hour before meals, half and hour before retiring.

 .nothing that carries too much sugar - nothing that carries too much alcoholic stimulants of any nature, or that will PRODUCE alcohol from within the system, see?  If coffee or tea is taken, take without sugar.  If sugar is used, only use beet sugar, and in small quantities.
    (Q)  Has the body diabetes?
    (A)  A touch of same, yes.  This was indicated by the condition in the kidneys - also the digestion - though not in a virulent form at present. The relief of the condition - as is seen through the properties as taken - will overcome these conditions.


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