“Compendium of Materia Medica” records, cucumber heat, thirst, diuresis, swelling of the effect. Cucumber flesh crisp, juicy and sweet, raw fluid to quench their thirst, and there is a special aroma. According to the analysis, cucumber water is divided into 98%, rich in nutrients protein, carbohydrates, vitamin B2, vitamin C, vitamin E, carotene, niacin, calcium, phosphorus, iron and so on.
Modern pharmacological studies suggest that, in the fresh cucumber also contains alcohol acid, can inhibit carbohydrate into fat. Cucumber also contains cellulose, to promote bowel movements, speed up the excretion and lower cholesterol have a certain effect. Cucumber low heat, for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes with obesity, is an ideal diet good vegetables. Eat cucumber diuretic, helps remove uric acid in the blood like as potentially harmful substances. Cucumber sweet and cool, with heat diuresis, detoxification effect. Thoracic heat, diuretic has a unique effect of dehumidification, Hua Chang, there was a marked analgesic effect.
But the cucumber cold side, stomach Deficiency, Jiubingtixu are advised to eat less. Have liver disease, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal problems and high blood pressure who do not eat pickled cucumbers.