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All About Cucumbers

Updated on June 2, 2013

Cucumber is one of the cheapest vegetable. We can easily find cucumber in all seasons. We can buy this in the market, especially at green grocery or we can plant this vegetable at our garden. We can use this vegetable for several purposes. Such as: natural medication, for beauty, even to eradicate pests or cleaning the house. As a herbal medicine cucumber effectively to cure hypertension, detoxification, body slimming, cellulite overcome, diarrhea medicine, cancer sores, typhoid, etc. cucumber has a Latin name: Cucumis sativus, L. We can found different name from each language like: Cucumber (English), Komkommer (Dutch), Gurke (Germany), Concombre (French).


Nutrient content per 100 grams of cucumber like: 12 calories energy, 0.7 grams protein, 0.1 grams fat, 0.7 grams carbohydrates, 10 mg calcium, 21 mg phosphorus, 0.3 mg iron, 8.0 mg of vitamin C , and 0.3 mg vitamin B. Existing mineral content in cucumber are magnesium, potassium, potassium, iron and phosphorus. Because of potassium, magnesium and phosphorus content, so the cucumbers was great as a natural remedy for hypertension. Another benefit of cucumber like:


The water content inside cucumber is very high (up to 90%) so that the cucumber has an effect to facilitate urination, helping to eliminate and neutralize toxins, helping remove bacteria along the intestine and bladder. Water and mineral content of potassium in cucumber will remove excess uric acid and metabolic wastes through the kidneys. With diligent habit in eating cucumber will help to eliminate the crystal / kidney stones, and avoid a buildup of toxins.

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Natural medicine of hypertension

Take two pieces of cucumber, washed, grated and then squeezed. Drinking this water and do it for 2 to 3 times daily. Another way is to take 200 grams of cucumbers, boiled then strain and drink the water. Do it once a day.

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Weight loss

Diligent in eating cucumber help us to reduce weight because of low calorie content and rich in fiber. Other content in cucumber is Malonic acid which can prevent blood sugar change into fat, so it can lose weight.

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Treat a bee sting

Take cucumber, peeled, then cut into pieces. Put cucumber slices in a blender, then crushed into a viscous liquid. Basting or soak parts of the body which stung by bees with this liquid for almost an hour. All pains, itching and swelling caused by bee stings will disappear soon.

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Thrush medication

Eat raw cucumbers every day. This is an ancient recipe and hopefully useful, because herbal medicine is not like chemical drugs, so the effect will be felt slowly.

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Facilitate urination

Mix one glass of cucumber juice with a teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of fresh lime. Drink this and do it twice in a day.

Typhoid medication

Take two pieces of cucumber, washed, grated and squeezed. Drink this water and do it twice a day.

Diarrhea in children

Provide a cucumber, washed, boiled and mashed. Filtered and then take the water from the boiled cucumber and give a little of honey. Drink this potion until the diarrhea was stopped.



Bitter taste in cucumbers is come from saponin. The phytochemical compounds found in cucumber mucus. Though it felt bitter, saponin is very useful as anti-cancer, lowering cholesterol, and increase endurance of the body.

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Help eyes fatigue.

Try slices thin of cucumber that have been stored in the refrigerator, then you lie down and put on this cucumber slices on your eyes. Just 20 minutes was enough. In addition to eliminate swelling in the eye, cucumber slices can also help prevent wrinkles and premature aging. Cucumbers also can make the face remains smooth and radiant.

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Cut cucumber into small pieces and add milk. Don't use milk which contains sugar, but milk with no flavor. Put this mixture in the blender. Once smooth, sweep this to your face. Let stand for 20 to 30 minutes. Then wash your face with warm water. Use this mask once a week to get a face that seemed glowing.

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Fresh and healthy cucumber juice


250 g cucumber
1 / 2 lemon
3-4 mint leaves
Enough ice cubesĀ 

Directions: Cut the cucumber into pieces with medium size. Enter the cucumber slices into a blender along with lemon juice, mint and ice cubes, blend this until smooth. Delicious and healthy juice is ready to be served.

Note:This juice is good to stimulate the process of removing toxins in the body, with nutritional content as follows: 4.25 g carbohydrate, 27 calories of energy, 22 mg magnesium, 16 mg vitamin C and 47 mg calcium.

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But cucumber has some weakness. Actually eating too much cucumber is not good for the girls, because it cause vaginal discharge if consumed in excessive amounts. So consume this wisely as needed. No one better than fruit and vegetables. Cucumber is part of miracle of the plants. Why we don't use this for health reason. I hope this information useful for us.

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