Cucumber is a fruit that comes from the same family as pumpkin and zucchini. It has a dark green rind and white succulent flesh. There are 2 types of cucumbers; the pickling variety and the slicing variety. The pickling variety is relatively much smaller in size.

Cucumber is best known natural diuretic, secreting and promoting the flow of urine. Helps in kidney, urinary bladder, Liver and Pancreatic diseases.

Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day, Cucumber

The potassium content of cucumber makes it highly useful for conditions of high and low blood pressure.

Cucumber contains erepsin, the enzyme that helps to digest protein.

The high silicon and sulphur content of the cucumber is said to promote the growth of hair, especially when the juice of the cucumber is consumed along with the juice of carrot, lettuce and spinach.

A mixture of cucumber juice with carrot juice is said to be beneficial for rheumatic conditions resulting from excessive uric acid in the body.

Cucumber juice is also helpful in curing diseases of the teeth, gums, especially in cases of pyorrhea.

The high mineral content of this vegetable also helps to prevent splitting of nails of the fingers and toes.
Madhupriya Rai Health tips of the day, Cucumber


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