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Cucumber, Cucumis sativus

Cucumber, Cucumis sativus

Cucumber, Cucumis sativus
Cucumber vegetable for nutrition and Hydrosol for Skin Care
Family:   Cucubitaceae 
Like watermelon, Cucumbers are 95% water, which makes them great for staying hydrated on hot days. They are also an excellent diuretic for tissue cleansing when juiced.
They are rich in vital nutrients that are often deficient in a typical American diet, e.g. a vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, manganese and vitamin C.
Cucumber Health Benefits:
Help to protect the health of the brain, improving memory function.
Reduce risk of Cancer
Help to fight Inflammation
Rich in antioxidants
Support digestive health
Support Heart health
Contribute to maintaining healthy weight - Drink before a meal to reduce appetite
Why Buy Organic?
Inorganic are highly contaminated with pesticides, according to EWG.
Waxed cucumbers may be waxed with petroleum based wax or shellac.
Traditional Medicinal Use:
Used for headaches
The seeds are cooling and diuretic
Fruit used for its nutritive value
As a demulcent in anti-acne potions
Growing your own:
Cucumbers are easy to grow. They even thrive in pots.
Cucumber Hydrosol Benefits:
Cooling on the skin - for hot days
Anti-inflammatory - for acne, rosacea, sunburn, wind burn, bug bites, skin rashes, eczema, psoriasis
Astringent - great for toning, tightening and firming skin, shrink pores and reduce oiliness and fluid retention
Anti-aging - Used as a facial toner, it supports reducing and preventing wrinkles and fine lines
Skin conditioning and softening
Use as a compress for red, puffy or tired eyes.
Garden of Eve Products containing Cucumber Hydrosol
soothes and supports skin cell regeneration after shaving

Yours in Health and Beauty, 

Author, Eve Stahl, is a Health Consultant, Herbalist and Skin Care expert. She specializes in using nature's plants to enhance the health of people and to protect the health of our planet. To achieve this purpose she has created Garden of Eve Skin Care products for sensitive skin and all skin types. You can visit her company at: www.gardenofeve.com Prospective Affiliates visit: www.gardenofeveskincare.com/affiliate-application 

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