The cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is the fruit of a plant of the Cucurbitaceae family, related to courgettes, pumpkins, melons and watermelon, and is native to the Himalayas. It contains numerous minerals.
- B Complex Vitamins
- Vitamin C, E, K
- Provitamin A
Stimulates the production of collagen, the protein that helps to keep the skin supple and soft, thus preventing wrinkles.
Its juice is rich in sulfur and is excellent for skin care. As early as ancient Rome, women used it as a beauty mask. To this day, cucumber is one of the most widely-used vegetables in cosmetics: the pulp and juice lighten the skin, purify and moisturise. When sliced and applied to the face, cucumber lightens the skin and reduces imperfections, creating a sense of freshness.
It is an excellent detoxifyer thanks to its water and potassium content. If consumed regularly, it can help eliminate waste and toxins that cause blood acidity, water retention and cellulite, slowing down the metabolism.
It promotes kidney function, preventing the accumulation of uric acid, gout, and the formation of kidney and bladder stones.
With anti-inflammatory properties that counteract the ageing of brain cells and are useful against memory loss. In addition, these properties are also effective in countering complications of diabetes including damage to the brain, as well as the retina, lower limbs, and kidneys.