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& Cucumis Sativus

English Name: Cucumber

Arabic Name: Qissa, Khiarun

Urdu Name: Khira

Family: Cucumber (Cucumissativus L.) | Distribution: Tropical, Sub-tropical Countries

Parts used: Fruits

Fruit contains rutin. Seeds contain glucosides including cucurbitaside. Leaves contain free cucurbitasides B and C, ferredoxin, alpha-apinasterol. Flowers contain free and bound sterols, also proteolytic enzymes, ascorbic acid oxidase, and succinic and malic dehydrogenase

Medicinal Uses | The Cucumber is a herbal plant rusticate with gavinh as of stem and acute branches and aspires, leaves of wolves triangular acute, unisexual flowers, yellow, solitary (male) or in bunches, it originating in Southeast Asia. As active principle stands out carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, salts of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and sodium iron, vitamins A, B1, B2, and C. The cucumber gives a remarkable anti-angiogenesis and anti-tumor activity. In popular medicine is given as a sedative and diuretic, anti-rheumatic and somniferous has tonifying action of the liver and kidneys. Excellent due to its properties which tonifying hair, nails, and skin, and anti-inflammation of the eyes. It is a good appetite stimulant when used earlier to the meal. The antithrombotic effect of a glicosaminogli can be extracted from the seeds of cucumber.

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