Cucumber is a fruit and a member of the cucurbitaceae family. Like melon, squash and pumpkins, it is very high in water and very low in calories and an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C and folic acid. In this post I will tell you health benefits of cucumber.
The high water content makes cucumbers a diuretic and it also has a cleansing action within the body by removing accumulated pockets of old waste material and chemical toxins. Cucumbers help eliminate uric acid which is beneficial for those who has arthritis and its fiber-rich skin and their high levels of potassium and manganese helps regulate blood pressure and help promote nutrient functions. The magnesium content in cucumbers also relaxes nerves and muscles and keeps blood circulating smoothly.
Other reported health benefits of cucumber include:
- Helps in kidney and urinary bladder disease
- Liver disease
- Pancreatic disease
- promotes hair growth due to its high silicon and sulfur content
- Treatment of pyorrhea
The benefits of cucumber extends to external use in the form of skin lotion. It is also good for reducing heat and inflammation and treating tired eyes and removing the under eye bags.