The AMAZING Cucumber

 

 


The AMAZING CucumberCucumber for preventing pimples & blackheads:
Grated cucumber, applied over the face and neck for 15 to 20 minutes, works as an excellent tonic. Regular usage prevents pimples, blackheads and dryness of face.

Cucumber to enliven a dull complexion:
Add a dash of lime juice and rose water to cucumber juice and apply it over the facial skin to brighten a dull & greasy complexion.

Cucumber for a glowing skin:
A lotion of equal quantities of cucumber juice and milk with a few drops of rose water, applied on the face for 15 to 20 minutes, will keep sensitive skin soft and glowing. This lotion also has a mild bleaching effect.

Cucumber to remove dark circles:
Add 1 tsp cucumber juice to 1 tsp potato juice. Apply this to the skin around your eyes very gently, taking care not to pull or stretch it. Then relax for 15 minutes. This is quite effective in removing the dark circles under the eyes.

Cucumber as a toner:
Mix the juice extracted from cucumber, lemon, and orange with equal volumes of rosewater, glycerin and honey. This could them be applied to the skin to tone it and to promote its youthfulness and health.

Cucumber for hair growth:
Drinking a mixture of cucumber juice and that of carrot regularly stimulates hair growth. The high content of silicon and sulphur in cucumber juice nourishes the hair, nails and skin.

Cucumber to minimize hair damage caused by swimming:
Swimming in a pool with chlorinated water can cause much damage to your hair also. Try this treatment to keep chlorine damage to the minimum. Blend together 1 egg, 3-4 tbsp worth of olive oil and 1 quarter peeled cucumber. Spread evenly through your hair, leave on for 10 minutes, and then thoroughly rinse.

Cucumber to cure blemishes:
Intake of cucumber juice as well as applying a mixture of equal quantities of cucumber juice, rosewater and 70% alcohol is effective in curing disfiguring black spots and blemishes, especially caused by mosquito & other insect bites.

Cucumber and yoghurt mask:
This has always been used to refine and tone the skin. Many cosmetics claim it as a vital ingredient.
Ingredients:
1/4th cucumber
2 tbsp of yoghurt
Method:
Finely mash and sift the cucumber and mix it with 2 tablespoonfuls of yoghurt. By making a paste you can apply it on the face for 20-25 minutes. If you want something stronger you can try this.
Ingredients:
Juice of 1/4th cucumber
1 egg white
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vodka
Method:
Mash and liquidize the cucumber, strain the mixture to give you the juice. Beat the egg white and slowly add the lemon and cucumber juices to it. Mix well and use it on your face. If your face is greasy, add the vodka. Apply this mixture on your face for 20-30 minutes and relax with cucumber eye pads on the eyes. Wash off with cold water and gently pat dry.

Cucumber for sore throats:
Gargling with fresh cucumber juice several times daily serves as a soothing, cooling and healing remedy for painful sore throats.

Cucumber as a laxative:
Cucumber juice exhibits mild laxative and diuretic activities, also a valuable food medicine for hyperacidity of the stomach. It clears the bowels and increases the flow of urine.

Cucumber for puffy, tired eyes:
When the eyes are subjected to overstrain, like being exposed to strong fumes or dusty atmosphere, very bright light & prolonged use of contact lenses – the eyes often become swollen, itchy and painful. Applying a simple eye pad using slices of cucumber over the eyelids and lying down in quiet and preferably dark room will bring a quick & healing relief.

Cucumber for weight loss:
Cucumber being very high in minerals and low in calorific value, it is highly valued for weight reduction. So those who wish to reduce weight can bite into a juicy cucumber, whenever they feel a pang of hunger, instead of munching any other junk food. A liberal intake of the juice is particularly helpful to diabetic patients who are overweight.

Cucumber in dieting:
A mono-dieting consisting exclusively of cucumber or an occasional fasting using cucumber juice will ensure the cleanliness of the internal system – which is absolutely essential for good health.

Cucumber to increase your fiber intake:
Adding a cool cucumber to your salads is a good way to increase your fiber intake, as it is loaded with fiber and lots of extra fluid needed while consuming more fiber.

Cucumber juice is also beneficial in the treatment of rheumatic conditions

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