Cucumbers are mainly edible vegetable that is used in two forms: fresh and sour.
In this article, we will briefly introduce you to all the healing properties of the cucumber and ways and purpose of its use for medicinal purposes.
Cucumber is a rich source of primarily vitamins A, B1 and C, and it is also rich in nutrients and minerals.
Cucumber is the most effective means of excretion of excess water from your body. It is therefore recommended in larger quantities. However the cucumber must solely be consumed fresh in the treatment of diseases of the heart and kidneys, where the flow and the excretion of excess fluid is the most significant.
Cucumber has the quality of dissolving the uric acid. A number of stones and sand in the kidneys and the bladder can be formed as a result of the uric acid and the abundant and regular consummation of fresh cucumbers act effectively on their dissolution. This is also one of the most effective ways to eliminate stones and sand from the kidneys and the bladder.
Freshly squeezed juice of cucumber that is not salted (which in this case is important) effectively cleans the body and the blood of excessive amounts of acid components. This juice can also cleanse your intestines, kidneys, lungs and skin. Cucumber juice effectively cleanses the blood in young people who are prone to skin damage and acne especially during puberty. Of course it is necessary now, during the season of cucumbers to make large amounts of juice (at least half a liter per day) and the most important thing is to regularly drink it. We recommend the cucumber juice in larger quantities to women in menopause because the cucumber juice is a tested remedy for congestion.
Another very useful way to use the cucumber is as a skin care mask and treatment of skin problems. If you have blackheads, pustules, eczema, minor burns, on your face, scalp, hands, all of these can be treated by rubbing fresh cucumber juice on those places. All you need to do is to rub the juice on the affected place and allow it to dry. You need to repeat the procedure every day until your skin gets cleaner. In Germany and Italy there is a tradition of using pure juice of cucumber for improving the sight and in the treatment of the eyes. For this treatment you need to soak a handkerchief or a gauze in pure cucumber juice. Now all you need to do is place the gauze on your closed eyelids and leave it to stay like that for about ten minutes.