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Benefits of cucumber

Cucumber is low in calorie

It cleanses the body

Helpful in diabetics Cucumber juice contains a hormone which is needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin which is widely spread to be beneficial to diabetic patients.

High water contain

Helpful in arthritisWild Cucumber Bark: Described as "the best plant for treating rheumatism and arthritis according to herbalists.It can be made as a tea.Dosage: Take a teaspoon of it three times a day and one tablespoon at night.Note: Wild cucumber is a laxative. When taking wild cucumber bark, the dose should be kept below that which loosens the bowels.

Helps with high blood pressure Researchers have found that a compound called sterols in cucumbers can help decrease levels of cholesterol. Cucumbers contain a lot of fiber, potassium and magnesium. These nutrients work effectively for regulating blood pressure.

Most well-known for healthy-skin benefits

Helps with acne

Silica, an essential component present in cucumber helps to heal and develop the acne damaged skin cellsThe natural cooling effect of cucumber soothes redness, inflammation and irritation caused by pimplesCucumber is rich in vitamin E that helps to fight the free radicals causing acne and also remove stubborn acne scars to reveal a clearer blemish free skinCucumber juice when applied on acne infected skin helps in unclogging pores by cleaning skin from deep inside to remove dirt, bacteria and excess oil.

Promotes healthy thick hair

The most important benefit of cucumber for hair is its hair strengthening properties. Cucumber in the form of the juice contributes to the hair growth primarily due to its content of silicon, sulphur sodium, phosphorus and calcium which are some of the most needednutrients required for hair growth. Drink cucumber juice daily to control hair fall.Cucumber juice can also be used as a hair rinse to get silky and shiny hair. It conditions the hair and makes it more manageable.

Aids weight lossCucumber juice is also beneficial for people with teeth and gums problems, especially in cases of pyorrhea. Cucumber is a good source of dietary fiber and this fiber massage in the teeth and gums.

Keeps you cool during the summerCucumber is the ideal cooling summer food. You can have cucumber slices seasoned with a little pepper and salt as a cool and crunchy snack. It has a high water content and helps to keep your body cool and refreshed. Salad is the ideal summer food, and along with tomatoes, lettuce and citrus fruits, cucumber is an essential part of it. It helps reduce oiliness, and imparts a fresh and cool feeling.

Good for tired eyes The ascorbic acid and caffeic acid in cucumbers brings down the water retention in the eyes. This will reduce the swelling and puffiness around the eyes.Using cucumber on a sunburn can provide instant, cooling relief. If you experience sun burn on your facial skin, you can rub a freshly sliced cucumber on your skin to cool it down.

Healthy thick hairThe most important benefit of cucumber for hair is its hair strengthening properties. Cucumber in the form of the juice contributes to the hair growth primarily due to its content of silicon, sulphur sodium, phosphorus and calcium which are some of the most needednutrients required for hair growth. Drink cucumber juice daily to control hair fall.