Monday, August 23, 2010
Cucumbers originated in India where they have been grown for 3,000 years. Cucumber are low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and Sodium and provide numer
Cucumbers originated in India where they have been grown for 3,000 years. Cucumber are low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and Sodium and provide numerous health benefits. Cucumber extract is popular among beauticians as part of facial treatment for rejuvenating skin and facial appearance. Cucumbers are 95% water and that provides the cooling properties.
Here are some great benefits of Cucumbers
Add a dash of limejuice and rose water to cucumber juice and apply it over the facial skin to brighten a dull complexion.
Remove the dark Circles
Add 1 tsp cucumber juice to 1 tsp potato juice. Apply this to the skin around your eyes very gently, taking care not to pull or stretch it. Then relax for 15 minutes. This is quite effective in removing the dark circles under the eyes.
Drinking a mixture of cucumber juice and that of carrot regularly stimulates hair growth. The high content of silicon and Sulphur in cucumber juice nourishes the hair, nails and skin.
Cure Insect Bites
Applying a mixture of equal quantities of cucumber juice, rosewater and 70% alcohol is effective in curing black spots and blemishes, caused by mosquito & other insect bites.
First Aid for detergent burns
The cucumber peel itself, like lemon peel, should always be retained and used on the hands especially after they have been in a strong detergent or in very hot water.
Urine Infections and Irritations
The healthy cucumber juice is beneficial for increasing the flow of urine.
When the eyes are subjected to overstrain, because of very bright light or prolonged use of contact lenses - the eyes often become swollen, itchy and painful. Applying a simple eye pad using slices of cucumber over the eyelids and lying down in quiet and preferably dark room will bring a quick & healing relief.
Cucumber being very high in minerals and low in calorific value, it is highly valued for weight reduction.
Increase Fiber Intake
Cucumbers' hard skin is rich in fiber and contains a variety of beneficial minerals including silica, potassium and magnesium. Adding a cool cucumber to your salads is a good way to increase your fiber intake.