Help: To find Illnesses or Conditions associated with a Herbal Remedy. Select a letter from A - Z of Herbal Remedies. Or Scroll lists. Or Use Search.


Cucumber - Research
One study indicates that cucumber consumption may help protect cells against damage from internal and external forces.5  A toothpaste made with cucumber extract is showing promising outcomes with respect to gum disease in randomized, controlled trials.6  
Applied externally, the vegetable is used to soothe sunburn and tired eyes either by slicing the cucumber and putting the slices on the skin, or by making a puree to spread over the skin.4  It may aid in digestion since it contains an enzyme that digests proteins.
The fruit of the cucumber plant is used in the cosmetic industry in facial cleansing and toning lotions.2  
2  Bown D. The Herb Society of America New Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses. London: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.; 2001.
3  Davidson A. The Oxford Companion to Food. New York: Oxford University Press; 1999.
4  Duke JA. The Green Pharmacy. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press; 1997.
5  Edenharder R, et al. Protective effects of fruits and vegetables against in vivo clastogenicity of cyclosphosphamide or benzo[a]pyrene in mice. Food & Chemical Toxicology. 1998:36(8);637-645. 

Health Issues

Anger is a normal emotion that everyone feels from time to time.


Excessive facial hair is a touchy subject with many women; those who suffer from this condition have a low self-esteem


Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,