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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Cucumber Healing Powers



Nature is very wise and generous at the same time in its equitable distribution of resources in times and seasons as well as geographical locations. This distribution of resources is inclusive of the natural remedies that present themselves in the forms of phytonutrients and adaptogens that are richly deposited in fruits and vegetables, and herbs in general.

Nature has so made it in a way that whatever is in season has been suited to take care of the situations at hand. And so whatever is in season you are to be wise to take full advantage of, for your total health and wellbeing. As every plant has been given for food, herb and medicine, each and every one has one remedial function or the other to perform. I present to you today the very juicy Cucumber which is capable of rejuvenating your whole being due to its load of anti-ageing properties. This vegetable is better eaten raw as most of the food nutrients contained in it such as potassium and phosphorus are lost in the process of cooking or heating.
Cucumber


Cucumber is loaded with minerals. You are therefore advised not to peel off the skin of this vegetable as much of the cell salts and vitamins are in and near to it. Cucumber is a valuable source of potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulphur, silicon, chlorine and fluorine. When cucumber is taken with other foods such as cereals, nuts, salads and fruits, it enhances the nutritional value of the diet. The curative attributes of cucumber are as you can see:

A natural Diuretic: The alkaline-forming minerals and the acid-forming minerals in cucumber are in the proportion of 64.05 per cent and 35.95 per cent respectively; this is what gives the vegetable its curative powers and makes it useful in maintaining the alkalinity of the blood. Cucumber constitutes itself by the reason of these properties, one of the best natural diuretics in that it tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water in the system.



Constipation Remedy: Cucumber is a reliable laxative food or mild purgative in that it is able to stimulate evacuation of feces; it creates bulk and aids a lot in the free flow of bowel movement. It somewhat acts as a natural laxative, and also a kind of mild cathartic so that anyone suffering from constipation could jolly well depend on cucumber by taking two average size of the vegetable a day until you begin to see reasonable improvement.

Cure for Stomach Disorders: The juice of cucumber can serve as a ready therapy against stomach disorders of hyper-acidity, gastric and duodenal ulcers. The extracted juice should be taken in such conditions every two hours in doses of half a glass each time.

Deals with Rheumatism/Arthritis: In the treatment of ailments relating to the accumulation of uric acid such as arthritis, gout and rheumatism, the juice of cucumber in combination with the juice of other vegetables like carrots, beets, and celery, can be very effective. 

Cure for Urinary Tract Disorders: Cucumber seeds are rich in potassium, and the emulsion of the shelled seeds combined with curd - a coagulated liquid resembling milk curd, has proved efficacious in the treatment of urinary tract disorders. The emulsion of the shelled seed mixed with curd is useful in tackling the burning sensations in urinary calculi and hyper-acidity of the urine and removal of stone of the urinary tract in people suffering from this experience. It can take care of your kidney stones, by dissolving them in a way you just cannot understand so will have no need to go for surgery.

Skin Eruption Solution: In combating skin eruption, cucumber juice has been used successfully; cucumber juice can also be mixed with the juices of carrot and lettuce, or even a little alfalfa juice in addition, for more effective results.

Skin & Beauty Therapy: As a form of beauty therapy cucumber can be grated and applied over the face, eyes and neck for between 15 – 20 minutes. This wonderful vegetable will help you refresh your eyes, remove puffy eyes as well as dark rings around the eyes. Just cut it in slices and place one on each eye while you relax and wait for it to deal with the situation in the same manner.

It can serve as a great tonic for the face and skin putting at bay pimples, dryness, wrinkles, and blackheads on the face. Due to its high silicon and sulphur content, cucumber juice mixed with the juices of others like carrot, lettuce and spinach, it is also able to promote healthy hair growth. Cucumber will hydrate your body and skin, gives you a cooling effect and gets rid of unnecessary oiliness of your skin; it is able to enhance your skin complexion and give it the required glow especially when combined with lemon juice.


By Morgan Nwanguma

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