Cucumbers: the healthiest foods contains a good part of vitamins and mineral salts.

Cucumis sativus, popularly known as cucumber, is vegetable of the cucurbit family.

Cucumbers is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine that bears cucumiform fruits that are used as vegetables. There are three main varieties of cucumber: slicing, pickling, and seedless.

The stem is prostrate / creeping, branched, angular, hirsute and with tendrils. The leaves are thin, with a petiole of 8 cm, with a limb of 12-18 by 11-12 cm, villous-hispidulus on the nerves and hairy on both sides; its contour is chordate-ovate, tri-penta palmatilobado, with triangular, toothed, acuminate or acute lobes at the apex, the median of greater length and very acute.

The male flowers, 3 stamens, are fasciculate, with pedicels of 0.5-2 cm, thin, hyspid and the receptacle, with 8-10 mm tube, are campanulate or subcilindrical, densely villous, and lobes of length equal to the tube, linear, patented, hyspid; the corolla is 2-3 cm in diameter with 5 lobes oblong-lanceolate, acute.

The female flowers are solitary or fasciculate, with pedicel of up to 2 cm, villous; the perianth resembles that of the male flowers. The ovary, with axial placentation is usually fusiform, covered with setiform hairs, dilated at the base.

The cucumber, of very variable size, is generally oblong, cylindrical to subtrone, green in color and sparsely tuberculate when immature, then greenish yellow and smooth. Seeds 8-10 by 3-5 mm are oblong and whitish. 1 Usually this vegetable is harvested even green and consumed raw, or made as a pickle, and is therefore often called gherkin.

Cucumber neutralizes the acidity of the stomach, blood and urine; is laxative, fights inflammations of the stomach and intestines, being very useful in stomach ulcers.

Eaten raw, with whole wheat bread or potatoes, it forms an excellent food for the arthritic and gouty, purifies the blood of the liver. You should be accustomed to small ones to eat cucumbers, without peeling, simply washed. Uses On the skin

Rubbing cucumber on the skin, opens by reflex a vibratory wave in the nerve cells. With the function of distributing adrenaline to all the vital centers of our system, to maintain the youth of being. The friction of cucumber juice on the face softens and beautifies the complexion.

-The reflex stimulus of friction with raw cucumber juice in the lumbar region, accompanied by direct sunbathing and showers, is very good.

The way to perform these lumbar frictions are:

-In the morning and at night, during 10 minutes, perform friction with the juice in the area of ​​the sacrum-lumbar vertebrae and their underlying muscles, with the homemade combination of:

-50 grams of juice of lemon
-50 grams of olive oil
-100 grams of cucumber juice
-100 grams of carrot juice, all fresh, will give as experience a positive influence of rejuvenating.

Source:https:naturalcarebox.com

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Cucumbers: the healthiest foods contains a good part of vitamins and mineral salts. Cucumis sativus, popularly known as cucumber, is vegetable of the cucurbit family. Cucumbers is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine that bears cucumiform fruits that are used as vegetables. There...