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Cucumber Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
GI 15. GL 0.4
Botanical Name
Cucumis Sativus
Hindi Name
Khira, Kheeraa

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Action of Cucumber

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Nutrients in Cucumber

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Parts Used

Fruits, Seeds

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Cucumber

Patients of Asthma and Epilepsy should avoid Cucumbers.
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Cucumber is a fruit of a vine.
It is an annual.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 60 Cm.
Best used for Skin Diseases,Obesity.


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Materia Medica for Cucumber

Cucumber General

Cucumber in Hindi is familiar as Khira. It is an aborigine of Asia. It is associated to the Cucurbitaceae family.
It is beneficial in escalating Hair growth and suppressing Hair fall.
It counters Headache post Hangover, Heat Stroke and Fever.
It effectively counters Dark Circles and inflammation of Eyes. It curbs Conjunctivitis.
It is potent in treating Gum infections which may result in Bad Breath.
It makes Brittle Nails strong and glossy.
Cucumber is a good herbal remedy for Skin associated troubles like Sunburns, Psoriasis, Itching, Wrinkles, Acne, Eczema and Puffiness. It effectively works on Skin rehydration and tightening. It cleanses the Skin and promotes quick healing of Wounds, Burns and Cuts.
It is an efficient Heart Tonic.
It is potent in shedding off Weight.
Cucumber contains Lignans i.e. Lariciresinol, Pinoresinol, and Secoisolariciresinol. These are beneficial in killing Cancer cells.
It balances the Blood pressure levels
It curbs bad Cholesterol.
It keeps a check on the degree of Blood Glucose.
Cucumber is a good herbal remedy for Digestion complaints like Acid Reflux and Gastric Catarrh. It prevents Indigestion thus, should be consumed with meals.
It rapidly heals Peptic and Duodenal Ulcers.
It helps in killing and preventing future invasion of Intestinal Worms i.e. Tapeworms.
It is favourable in breaking the Kidney Stones. It helps avoid Kidney troubles by keeping a check on the amount of Uric Acid.
It encourages the expulsion of the Body waste.
It arrests Joint troubles like Rheumatism, Gout and Arthritis thus, makes Connective tissues strong.
It softens the Stool thus, eases Constipation.
It counteracts Water Retention complaints.
It keeps the complaint of Scanty Urination at bay.

Caution : Avoid excessive consumption.
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Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Arthiritis

Add Cucumber in your regular diet.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Constipation

Eat Cucumber fruit regularly.
Add Cucumber in your salad.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Ascaris

Regular intake of Cucumber helps to cure Intestinal Worms.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Jaundice

Eat One Cucumber regularly with salt and pepper with every meal.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Acid Reflux

Regular intake of Cucumber juice prevents heartburn.
OR : Add Cucumber as salad in every meal.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Skin Diseases

Make a paste of Cucumber pulp. Apply on the affected area. This is very useful for pimples.
Massage the affected area with Cucumber juice.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Eye Problems

Cut thin slices of Cucumber and place on both the eyelids. Lie down for 30 Minutes. It prevents redness, burning sensation and swelling of eyes.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Sunburn

Cucumber ( Kheera ) is not only a cooling agent, but also contains Analgesic and Antioxidant properties. These properties foster the healing process and give relief from discomfort. Use of Cucumber ( Kheera ) reduces the redness, inflammation and swelling associated with Sunburn.
Apply fresh Cucumber ( Kheera ) juice or paste over the affected area.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Wrinkles

Apply Cucumber paste on the face daily at bed time.

Vegetable Salad for Dehydration

Take Vegetable Salad like Tomato, Cucumber, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Broccoli, Carrot to cure Dehydration.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Anuria

Grind some Cucumber seeds. Take one teaspoon with one glass of Coconut water.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Drooping Eyelids

Put slices of Cucumber over the Eyelid. It will give soothing effect.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Cystitis

Drink a cup of Cucumber juice once a day. You may add few drops of Lemon juice or Honey.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Dark Circles

Put the Cucumber slices over eyes for half an hour.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Frizzy Hair

Apply Cucumber juice on your hair. Wash after 15 minutes.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Eczema

Cucumber ( Kheera ) has a cooling and soothing effect on the skin. It is helpful to combat inflammation associated with Eczema.
Drink one glass Cucumber ( Kheera ) juice daily. Also Apply it over affected parts. Let it dry and wash with normal water.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Acne

Cucumber ( Kheera ) has cooling and soothing effects. These effects are helpful to get rid of inflammation associated with Acne. Also, it reduces the size of Acne and gives the healthy skin.
Peel off a slice of Cucumber ( Kheera ). Rub it over the Acne prone skin. Do it twice a day. It refreshes the skin with every use.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Blackheads

Take a Cucumber ( Kheera ). Grated and squeeze the juice. Cool. Apply it on affected parts for 20 minutes. Wash with cold water.
OR : Directly apply Cucumber ( Kheera ) and pet dry. Rub in circular motion and rinse.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Goiter

Include Cucumber in your daily diet in the form of salad.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Stomach Problems

Include Cucumber ( Kheera ) as salad in your daily meal.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Kidney Stones

Grate a cucumber and squeeze it to extract its juice. Drink a cup of it twice a day.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Urinary Tract Infection

Add 100 ml Cucumber juice in 150 g Yogurt. Take it with your daily meal.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Cholera

Add 50 ml leaf juice of Cucumber with same quantity of Coconut water. Drink it twice a day.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Dry Skin

Cucumber is good moisturiser. Apply its juice on face to remove dryness.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Hyperpigmentation

Take one tablespoon of Cucumber juice. Mix one tablespoon of Honey and Lemon juice to it. Apply

Cucumber ( Kheera) for Puffy Eyes

Put the cold slices of cucumber over the eyes for 10-15 minutes.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Age Spots

Apply Cucumber ( Kheera ) juice over affected parts. Rinse after an hour.
OR : Rub a slice of Cucumber ( Kheera ) over affected parts for 10 to 15 minutes daily.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Peeling Skin

Peel a Cucumber ( Kheera ). Grate. Apply it over affected skin. Let it dry. Wash with normal water. It cures the problem and moisturizes your skin too.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Stye

Put Cucumber ( Kheera ) slice over eye for 10 to 15 minutes.

Cucumber Juice ( Kheera juice ) for Anhidrosis

Have a glass of fresh Cucumber juice daily.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Hangover

Eat a few slices of Cucumber ( Kheera ) before going to bed and wake up refreshed next morning.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Bad Breath

Chew a slice of Cucumber ( Kheera ) and press it with your tongue to the roof of your mouth for half minute. It will kill the harmful bacteria causing bad breath.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Stress

Cut some fresh cucumbers into half. Place them in a pot of boiling water and take the refreshing steam

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Sallow Skin

Cut 2 to 3 thick pieces of Cucumber ( Kheera ). Rub over affected parts once or twice a day. It gives glow and fresh skin.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Obesity

Add Cucumber ( Kheera ) in your daily diet. It is rich in fiber so keeps you full for a long time and also aids digestion.

Cucumber ( Khira ) for Burn Marks

Cucumber ( Khira in India ) breaks down the Scar tissues and enhances the growth of Skin cells. It makes the Skin soft and helps in removing the Burn Marks from the Skin.
Take a fresh Cucumber. Peel it off. Grind it to make a paste. Apply the paste on the Burn Marks. Leave it for half an hour. Wash with water. Repeat two times day for 2 weeks.

Cucumber ( Kheera ) for Oily Skin

Cucumber ( Kheera in India ) contains Vitamin A, Magnesium and Potassium. These nutrients help to absorb excessive oil from the Skin. Cucumber has strong cooling property which helps to hydrate and moisturize the skin.
Take a fresh Cucumber. Peel it off and cut thick slices. Rub the slices onto the Oily Skin for 10 minutes. Leave it overnight. Do it daily for a week.

Cucumber for Dry Lips

Rub gently one slice of Cucumber over your dry lips. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off the juice. Repeat this procedure several times a day.

Cucumber for Asthenopia

Cut thin slices of Cucumber and place them on both the eyelids. Lie down for 30 minutes.
Cut thin slices of Cucumber and place them on your eyes for 15 minutes.
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Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 1

Take One tablespoon crushed leaves of Cucumber. Roast them with 2 tablespoon Cumin ( Jira in India ). Grind. Take One tablespoon daily with equal quantity of Honey ( Shehad in India ). It is very helpful for Throat Swelling.

Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infection 1

Take One piece each of Cucumber and Carrot, a small slice of Ginger and 1/4 tablespoon Vetiver. Grind. Add One glass Buttermilk and take regularly for ten days.

Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infection 2

Add half cup of juice of inner stem of Banana in One tablespoon powdered Cucumber seeds. Mix and Strain. Add some sugar and drink.

Herbal Treatment For Kidney Stones 3

Grind One tablespoon Cucumber seeds with half cup juice of inner white stem of Banana. Filter. Add sugar to taste and drink.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 2

Make a paste of Conch Grass, Cucumber leaves, Garlic and Rice. Slightly warm the mixture and apply on the forehead.

Herbal Treatment For Debility 1

Eat Cucumber with Date Palm regularly. It also helps to gain weight.

Herbal Treatment For Sexual Debility 1

Mix 2 tablespoons each of Cucumber seeds, Water Melon Seeds, Liquorice, seeds of Grapes, Almond, Coriander seeds and Bottle Gourd seeds with One cup pulp of ripe Azadirachta Indica fruit. Add two cups each of Ghee and Sugar. Heat till the moisture is eliminated. Cool and store. Take One tablespoon twice a day. It is good for Sexual Debility.

Herbal Treatment For Leucorrhoea 1

Take One cup juice of White Banana stem and mix with half cup Cucumber seeds powder. Mix and filter. Add half cup Coconut Water and drink regularly for a week.

Herbal Treatment For Allergy 3

Take equal quantity of Carrot juice, Beetroot juice and Cucumber juice in a glass. Drink once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Acne 10

Take equal quantity of Ginger juice, Cucumber juice, and Coriander juice. Mix all the juices. Apply on the affected part and keep it for one hour. Do this twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Acne 11

Cucumber ( Kheera ) and Yogurt ( Dahi ) both are skin friendly. They have cooling and soothing effects on skin. Their fusion cleans the Acne and gives glow to the skin.
Grind a slice of Cucumber ( Kheera ). Add some Yogurt ( Dahi ) in it. Mix the paste well. Apply it over the Acne. Wash after 20 minutes with cold water. Repeat it daily.

Herbal Treatment For Appendicitis 1

Mix 30 ml Carrot juice with 10 ml each of Beetroot juice and Cucumber Juice. Drink once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Vitiligo 2

Add 10 g Asafoetida powder in 100 g Cucumber juice. Drink it early in the morning.

Herbal Treatment For Migraine 3

Mix equal quantity of Cucumber juice and Beetroot juice. Drink 1 glass of it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Sunburn 1

Take a Cucumber ( Khira ). Wash and peel it. Grind. Add 2 tablespoons of chilled Milk ( Dudh ). Mix them well. Apply mixture over the affected area and let it dry. Rinse the mixture off after drying.
In this combination, Cucumber ( Khira ) works as an Analgesic and an Antioxidant, which fastens the healing process. Also, it gives relief from inflammation, redness and swelling associated with Sunburn.
Milk works as a cooling agent which soothes the burnt skin.

Herbal Treatment For Sunburn 3

Take a Cucumber ( Khira ) and a Tomato ( Tamatar ). Grind them together to make a paste. Squeeze a Lemon ( Nimbo ) in the paste. Mix them well. Apply it over affected parts. After 15 minutes, apply the paste again. Let it dry. Wash with cold water.
In this formula, Cucumber ( Khira ) acts as a cooling agent which soothes the sun burnt skin.
Lycopene nutrient of Tomato ( Tamatar ), prevents the skin from UV damage and heals the burnt area.
Lemon ( Nimbo ) is a natural disinfectant which fastens the healing process. And, Vitamin C present in Lemon ( Nimbo ), makes a layer over the skin which protects the skin.

Herbal Treatment For Blemishes 2

Take a Cucumber ( Khira ). Peel and cut. Squeeze the juice of a Lemon ( Nimbo ) in it. Grind. Apply it on the face for 20 minutes and wash with fresh water. Do it for a month and see the result.

Herbal Treatment For Frizzy Hair 5

Take the following herbs :
Henna : Mehandi : Powder : 4 Tablespoon
Lemon : Nimbo : Juice : 2 teaspoon
Cucumber : Khira : Juice : 1 tablespoon
Orange : Santra : Juice : 1 tablespoon
Pul all ingredients in a bowl. Mix. Apply on hair twice a month.

Herbal Treatment For Hyperpigmentation 3

Take the following herbs :
Cucumber : Khira : Juice : 2 teaspoons
Olive : Jaitun : Oil : 1 teaspoon
Turmeric : Haldi : 2 pinches
Mix them. Apply on affected parts for half an hour. Rinse with cold water.

Herbal Treatment For Acne 23

Mix Cucumber juice with Carrot juice. Apply this mixture over Acne.

Herbal Treatment For Fatigue 6

Take equal quantity juices of Cucumber, Carrot and Beetroot. Drink 50 ml of it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Dark Underarms 1

Take Cucumber juice. Add a pinch of Turmeric powder and few drops of Lemon to make a paste. Apply over the darkened area

Herbal Treatment For Gout 7

Take juice of Cucumber, Carrot, Celery and Beetroot in equal quantity. Mix. Drink 100 ml of it thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Puffy Eyes 2

Mix equal quantity of Potato ( Aalu ) juice and Cucumber ( Khira ) juice. Apply it under eye. Let it dry. Wash with normal water. It gives relief in puffy eyes.

Herbal Treatment For Puffy Eyes 3

Add one teaspoon of Lemon ( Nimbo ) juice with one teaspoon of Cucumber ( Khira ) juice. Apply it over affected area for 15 to 20 minutes daily.

Herbal Treatment For Gallstones 6

Take half cup each of Beetroot ( Chukander ) juice, Carrot ( Gaajar ) juice and Cucumber ( Kheera ) juice. Drink twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Dark Circles 5

Take a finely chopped Potato ( Aalu ) and slices of half Cucumber ( Kheera ). Put the paste in a sieve and squeeze the juice. Dip two cotton balls in the juice and place on your eyes covering Dark Circles. Wash of after 20 minutes. Repeat daily.

Herbal Treatment For Skin Tan 1

Cucumber ( Khira ) has cooling effects. So it works good for Skin. On the other side Lemon contains acidic property which works as a natural bleach. Both together works wonder for tanning. Mix in equal quantity. Apply on affected parts with cotton ball. Rinse after 10 to 15 minutes.
Note : You may add Rosewater for more.

Herbal Treatment For Obesity 12

Lemon ( Nimbo in India ) eliminates the waste and detoxifies the body. Mint ( Pudina in India ) is an appetite suppressant and helps to soothe the digestive tract. Cucumber ( Khira in India ) is low in Calories and rehydrate the stomach. Ginger ( Adrak in India ) gives the feeling of fullness and reduces overeating.
Take the followings :
1 to 2 tablespoons of grated Ginger
1 sliced Cucumber
1 sliced Lemon
1/2 cup of fresh Mint leaves
Take 5 to 6 cups of water. Add all the above herbs in it. Stir well. Keep it in the refrigerator for a night. Drink it next day. Have it 2 to 3 times a day.
Note : Make a fresh infusion for everyday.

Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infection 14

Grind boiled Drumstick Leaves. Strain and add 3 teaspoons of Cucumber juice. To this mixture add 4 teaspoons of Carrot juice and a small amount of Rock Salt. Drink this mixture once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Wrinkles 10

Extract the juices of 4-5 fresh Mint leaves, half teaspoon of Rose Water and 4-5 pieces of Cucumber. Soak the cotton ball in the juice and apply on the wrinkles. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it with warm water.

Herbal Treatment For Egg Allergy 1

Mix Carrot juice and Cucumber juice in equal proportion. Drink it in the morning daily.
You can also use Beetroot juice in place of Cucumber.

Herbal Treatment For Hepatomegaly 2

Extract the juice of Carrot, Cucumber and Spinach. Mix them in a ratio of 3:1:1. Drink it daily.

Herbal Treatment For Milk Allergy

Extract the juice of Carrot, Cucumber, Pomegranate and Beetroot. Mix them in equal proportion. Drink it daily in the morning.

Herbal Treatment For Pneumonitis 1

Drink one glass of fresh Beetroot juice, Cucumber juice and Carrot juice in a ratio of 1:1:3 daily.

Herbal Treatment For Seafood Allergy 1

Drink a glass of fresh Carrot juice mixed with Cucumber and Spinach juice daily.
In place of Cucumber you can also use Beetroot juice.

Herbal Treatment For Dull Skin 6

Mix 4 teaspoons of freshly extracted Aloe Vera gel, 2 teaspoons of Yogurt, 6 teaspoons of Cucumber juice. Apply on the face and leave it for 20 minutes. This will make you skin healthy and glowing.

Herbal Treatment For Saggy Breast

Cucumber tones up the Skin. Egg yolk contains a lot of minerals and nutrients. Together, these can provide ample nutrition to the muscles and tighten the skin as well.
Blend Cucumber and Egg yolk. Apply on and around the Breasts daily. Allow the mixture to set for 1 hour. After 1 hour, wash this off. You will improvement in two weeks.
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08 Dec 2019
How to use it for high blood pressure and cholestrol.
09 Dec 2019
Dear Zameer Cucumber can be taken in the diet for controlling High Blood Pressure levels.
We suggest the following herbs to treat High Blood pressure.
1. Take 5 drops of Tinospora Cordifolia-mother tincture in the morning, evening.
2. Take 1 cup of Arjuna tea daily.
3. Take 1 clove of Garlic empty stomach in the morning with lukewarm water.
4. Take Green tea daily.

Keep a check on your blood pressure readings. Please specify if you are taking other medications. Consult your Health care provider before taking any medication.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
15 Dec 2019
Thanks for Reply. how much arjuna should be used to make tea?
16 Dec 2019
Dear Zameer
You can buy Arjuna bark powder. Add a half teaspoon in a cup of water. Boil it and have Arjuna tea regularly for 2 months. It is a very good herb for Heart health. Please read about it and you will never miss it for your health sake.

This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
16 Dec 2019
Thanks for your reply and guidance.
I read that article for arjuna. Ita very useful.
Also please if you tell me how to use ghokhoru for kidney safety along with arjuna. Thanks
14 Jan 2020
Dear Zameer You can take Arjuna tea once a day. And for Kidneys, you can take Gokhru.
Gokhru is the best herb to take care of Kidneys. Its homeopathic name is Tribulus Terrestris.
Add 5 drops of the tincture in a glass of water. Drink it daily for 1 month.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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