Scientifically known as Curcumins sativus, cucumbers are great for the health. Primarily composed of water but also contain high amount of fibre, potassium and manganese.
Very similar to the watermelon– cucumbers are composed of mostly water and low in calories. the high water content of the cucumber helps keep the body hydrated and regulate body temperature. Cucumber also helps body to get rid of excess fluids, harmful wastes and toxins. The flesh of cucumber contains ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and caffeic acid which help soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling. The hard skin of the cucumber is excellent source of fibber, silica, potassium and magnesium. Silica is very good for the skin. it improves the health of the skin and makes it naturally hydrating. Thus, it helps to get a good complexion and a glowing skin.
Silica also helps strengthen connective tissue such as bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels. Cucumber juice is a great source of silica.
Cucumbers is very helpful to prevent various skin problems. Ascorbic acid and caffeic acid in cucumber are helpful to prevent eye swelling, sunburn and dermatitis. Cucumbers when applied topically helps to treat inflamed, itchy skin, dry skin and also helps in hair growth.