Cucumber; the name itself has a cooling and soothing effect in it. This green colored sleek looking fruit has several qualities that are advantageous to your health. It is widely grown in India.
Cucumber rehydrates your body naturally, as it has a very high water content of around 96%. Intake of cucumber is highly recommended during the summer season when our body needs ample supply of fluid in order to avoid dehydration. It is rich in Vitamin C or ascorbic acid, caffeic acid, fiber, silica, potassium and magnesium.
Cucumber is a beauty enhancer and that is the prime reason for it being used as a major ingredient in most of the beauty products.
Regular facial massage with cucumber juice will help to prevent pimples and acne on sensitive skin.
Cucumber is the best remedy to remove dark circles. Put two slices of cucumber on your eyes and rest for 15 to 20 minutes at a stretch. This will help you get rid off your dark circles and pose a refreshing and stress less look.
Cucumber juice with a dash of lime and some drops of rose water makes a great face lotion. This facial pack will help to brighten up a dull and greasy skin.
You can mix some cucumber juice with a spoonful of milk, apply it on your face for 15-20 minutes and the rinse it off with cold water. This face pack has a mild bleaching effect and will give you a soft and glowing skin for hours. Juices of cucumber, orange and lemon mixed with glycerin, honey and rosewater acts as a very good natural skin toner.
Cucumber juice is a very strong remedy against blemishes and spots.
Drinking cucumber juice will help you get strong and shiny hair as it nourishes and stimulates the hair and nail growth.
Cucumber is also a wonder health promoter. It is good for people who practice dieting, as it is high in minerals and low in calorie content. It helps to control your pangs of hunger and resists you from overeating. Thus, it is extremely harmless to increase your intake of cucumber if you are on a weight loss plan.