Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Effectiveness of Cucumber


Scientific name of Cucumber is Cucumis sativus. There is a question that cucumber is a fruit or vegetable. There are enormous effectual assessments of cucumber shown in below -

Nutritional value:-

Cucumber is a very good source of the vitamins C (9.2%) and the mineral molybdenum (6.9%). It is also a good source of vitamin A (4.5%), potassium (4.3%), manganese (4.0%), folate (3.4%), dietary fiber (3.3%), tryptophan (3.1%), and magnesium (2.9%) and also contains silica.

Health Benefits:-

This fruit is a great source of ascorbic acid and caffeic acid, which helps console skin irritations and reduces inflammation.

High Blood Pressure:-

Cucumber is quite useful to reduce high blood pressure.

A Radiant Complexion:-

Cucumber is excellent for making skin soft and fair. Cucumber juice is a good source of silica which is an essential element to improve the complexion and health of the skin. It helps to maintain the moisturizer balance of skin. It’s very good to remove sunburn.

For glowing skin:-

1. Cucumber is a natural cleanser. Mix two teaspoons of cucumber juice with two teaspoons of milk and use it as a cleanser.

2. To remove dark underarms and neck mix half cup of cucumber juice with two tea spoons of lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric. Apply it daily. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse off.

3. Mix two table spoons of cucumber juice with two table spoons of curd. Apply the mixture on your face for getting attractive and glowing skin.

4. Mix a full cucumber with one egg white, one lemon juice and one tea spoon of mint. Refrigerate it for ten minutes. Apply this mask on your face and leave it for fifteen minutes and wash it of tepid water. This mask is very effective for oily skin.


7 Comments:

At 4:41 AM, Anonymous daizy said...

Yes, cucumber is very helpful for skin. In summer, regular eating of cucumber is also useful for health. I’ve heard that in some region it has been used as a vegetable to make some tasty dishes.

 
At 11:16 PM, Anonymous t_s said...

cucumber is good to reduce eye puffiness. i use it almost thrice in a week but more than using it for skin, i prefer to eat.

 
At 1:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came to know from u if I want a healthy skin then cucumber is the answer. It has also become part of daily beauty product into face packs, facials, juice and many other things which can affect skin.I m greateful to u

 
At 6:51 AM, Anonymous Xean said...

I love cucumber, it contains lots of health benefits to our body. Also, you can make a cucumber salad which taste so delicious.

 
At 2:51 AM, Anonymous Cathy said...

Cucumber is one of my favorite vegies / fruits. It's juicy and crunchy perfect for salads.

 
At 2:53 AM, Anonymous Lily said...

I agree with Cathy, cucumber salad is soo delicious. It's rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. :)

 
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