Back in the old days in Moscow, it was decided to arrange the cucumber celebration in which everyone could help themselves to choose and vegetables.This tradition has long since disappeared, but the knowledge of what is the use of cucumbers to human health not only lost, but also multiplies.
This vegetable is used in cooking, cosmetics and medicine.Cooks and housewives know how to cook salted, pickled, salted, baked and even stuffed cucumbers, excellent soups, sauces, cocktails and desserts.
Medicinal properties of cucumber
Experts believe that the cucumbers are not only very tasty, but good for human health, as they contain a lot of valuable trace elements and minerals.They have beneficial effects on the nervous and digestive systems, brain cells.
known that 97% of the composition cucumbers - water.The remainder is the vitamins A, C, PP, B, as well as pectin, carotene, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, silicon, iodine, sulfur and fiber.Cucumbers contain and tartronic acid, the ability to r
Use cucumbers have long appreciated and people with diseases such as gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, tuberculosis, atherosclerosis.Cucumber and used to stop bleeding hemorrhoids.For this piece of fresh vegetables should be put into the anus.In addition, ground can be applied to cucumbers hemorrhoidal nodes - it softens and relieves pain.
Another important health properties of cucumber - a diuretic effect.That is why these vegetables is recommended to use for people suffering from edema, cardiovascular disease, inflammation of the bladder.In the practice of traditional medicine, even cucumbers used for the removal of sand and stones in the bladder and kidneys.It is believed that it is better to eat the bitter fruit.Use cucumbers lies in the fact that they are able to normalize the functioning of the thyroid gland, since they contain iodine in easily digestible form.
For therapeutic purposes, you can use not only the benefits but also their juice.For example, in diseases of the upper respiratory tract, cough use 2-3 tablespoonsjuice once a day.Cucumber juice can be mixed with honey.
Cucumbers in cosmetology
addition to the qualities that are important for human health, the cucumber has the cosmetology and valuable properties.In its structure there are biologically active substances that help to deal with a variety of cosmetic defects, such as to eliminate many of the problems of dry skin.
• Cucumber mask for dry skin is easy to cook.It is necessary to clean the vegetables and grate it on a small grater.Mix 1 tablespoonthe resulting mass in equal proportions with cream and apply on face.The mask is very refreshing and nourishes the skin.Similarly, action has and wiping the face cucumber juice.
• For oily skin, use another mask.To prepare it, we must take a fresh cucumber and a few cabbage leaves, crushed them to get the paste.Then you have to drain the juice and pulp applied to the skin.After 15 minutes, it can be removed, without washing with water and wipe the face cucumber juice.This tool is perfectly cleanses, tightens pores, whitens the skin and makes it soft and supple.
• Use cucumbers must be known and lovers bronze tan.The fact that tan promotes early formation of wrinkles on the skin, skin exposed to solar radiation loses elasticity, coarsens.An effective means of early wrinkles is a tonic cucumber with the addition of vodka.To prepare such a tonic, it is necessary to take 5 cucumber, rub them on a grater, mix with a few petals of flowers roses and white lilies.This mixture pour 500 grams of vodka, insist 3 weeks, strain.Once in the glass of the resulting infusion is necessary to add a glass of boiled water, 2 tablespoonslemon juice and glycerin.Cucumber tonic strengthens the skin, "animates" it retains its elasticity and firmness.
• Cucumber can be used to eliminate skin problems, prone to acne.To do this, apply a mixture of cucumber and honey.3 tbspcucumber mush boiled water, insist 3:00, filtered and squeeze.By infusion add 1 tablespoonhoney, stir.This mixture is moistened cotton swab and wipe them after washing the face, leaving to dry completely.After about 40 minutes, cucumber and honey mixture can be washed off with water.