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Other Names: Cucumber, Cowcumber, Cucumis Sativus
Traditional Usages: Food, Irritation of the Urinary Tract, Sharp Pain in the Loins, Rheumatic Pains in the Shoulders, To a free easy flow of Urine, Cystitis, Burns, Eyestrain, Eye Diseases, Skin Diseases, Acne, Obesity, Treating Gum Diseases,, Gout, Arthritis, Skin Cosmetics,
Resources: China, India, Britain
Parts Used: Fruit, peeled or unpeeled
Herbal Research: Cucumber

Cucumber - Natural remedy for Pimples: Try applying grated cucumber over the face, neck, and eyes for the treatment of pimples and blackheads. This process should only take 15-20 minutes of your time.

Cucumber - Natural remedy for Rashes: Make a paste by grinding a cucumber with a little water. Apply paste on your skin.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal medications


Health Issues

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An international team of researchers from Brazil, the United States and Sweden has found that polyphenols found in berries of the açaí palm (Euterpe oleracea)