Cucurbitin and fatty oil in the seeds
- Have diuretic properties and may be used to treat constipation
- Promote healthy digestion
- Have been used to expel intestinal worms including tapeworm
- Sooth irritated skin
High potassium level and moderate amounts of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, phosphorous, and magnesium
- Stave off hunger. Ancient European trappers used cucumbers to keep from starving on long expeditions. Take a cue from them and bring sliced cucumbers on your next road trip or offer them as a healthy snack.
- Provide a natural, stimulant free energy boost
- Replenish electrolytes as effectively as power drinks but without the artificial colors and high fructose corn syrup
Enzymes and Phytochemicals
- Relieve burns and skin irritations as effectively as aloe. Place a slice directly on the affected area or put it in the blender to make a salve
- Tighten collagen in your skin to reduce the appearance of cellulite, swelling, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. For a low cost, 5 minute spa treatment, bring a sliced cucumber to a boil, remove from heat, and lean over the steam. The chemicals will mix with the steam to rejuvenate your complexion and the fresh scent will leave you feeling relaxed.
- Kill bad breath. Just place a slice under the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds. The phytochemicals will kill the bacteria that causes odor.
- Revitalizes and conditions skin
- Can be used to polish shoes. Rub a slice on your favorite pair and watch them shine.
A "cool" food that stays up to 20 degrees cooler than the external temperature
- Soothes burns, rashes, and other skin irritations such as diaper rash
- May prevent overheating by acting as a natural refrigerant when ingested
- Erase crayon markings and can also erase pen and ink mistakes or stains. Just rub the cucumber on the mark and watch it disappear!
- Contain trans-2-noneal chemicals that repel cockroaches
- Cucumbers are known to lower high blood pressure and may lower cholesterol.
- Remove tarnish by rubbing it with a cucumber slice.
- Lubricate squeaking door hinges and cabinets with a slice of cucumber.
- Prevent bathroom mirror fog by rubbing a slice of cucumber on the glass. It will also leave a fresh, clean scent that lasts.
* Take precautions when using cucumber medicinally. Cucumbers may cause or aggravate a pre-existing electrolyte imbalance or dehydration. Pregnant and nursing women should consult a doctor before beginning medicinal use of cucumbers.