The deep red colour of beets reminds us of blood, and this is our first clue for its use in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Beets are used in TCM to nourish and build blood. This is especially good for people that are anemic, or have scanty menstruation, heart palpitations, insomnia, or suffer from fluid deficiency constipation. Beets are also a great food for detoxifying the Liver, and therefore regulate menstruation.