Cucumber belongs to the same family as pumpkins and zucchinis. It is one of the oldest cultivated crops, believed to have originated in the northern parts of India and finally spread to northern Nigeria. Cucumber serves a number of purposes.It is seen as one of the most important desserts that nourishes the skin. It can be eaten raw, cooked and added to salads as well as snacks. Eat cucumber daily for a healthy look.
Why You Should Eat Cucumber
Apply cucumber to the skin, to help reduce heat and inflammation.
The diuretic, cooling and cleansing property of cucumber makes it good for the skin.
Fresh cucumber juice can provide relief from heartburn, acid stomach, gastritis and even ulcer.
Placing a cucumber slice over the eyes not only soothes them, but also reduces swelling.
Daily consumption of cucumber helps control cases of eczema, arthritis and gout.
Cucumber has been found to be beneficial for those suffering from lung, stomach and chest problems.
The potassium present in cucumber makes it useful for patients suffering from high or low blood pressure.
Cucumber contains Erepsin, the enzyme that helps in protein digestion.
It is beneficial for people suffering from gum infection, especially in cases of pyorrhea.
Being rich in minerals, cucumber helps prevent splitting of nails of the fingers and toes.
And finally ( for now) Cucumber contains healing properties for kidney, urinary bladder and liver diseases.