by Jul 11, 2022

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Ayurveda identifies Cucumber as a diuretic and one of the healthiest vegetables, which aids in eliminating kidney stones. Cucumber is a good source of magnesium which is important for the proper functioning of both kidneys and nervous system. Magnesium also helps relax muscles, including those within your urinary bladder that aid in urination. Additionally, cucumbers contain potassium that’s essential for controlling blood pressure levels.


Ayurvedic properties of Cucumber

  • Rasa or taste – Sweet
  • Guna/qualities – Lighter to digest
  • Potency is cold. Hence good in summer season
  • Helps to pacify excess pitta dosha
  • Cucumbers are heavy in water content. It is best to consume them in summer season compared
    to monsoon and winter season

Ayurvedic dosha perspective

  • Cucumbers work great in pacifying the Pitta dosha.
  • People with Kapha dominance should consume cucumbers in a limited quantity as cucumbers
    due to their water content can aggravate more Kapha dosha
  • For Vata dominant individuals it is recommended to consume cucumber in the summer season
    only as it may cause constipation and dryness in the digestive system

Benefits of cucumbers

  • Cucumbers work best in burning sensations in the body as in gastritis, excessive bleeding
    disorders like heavy menses
  • They help cleanse the urinary tract system
  • Cucumbers are natural diuretic
  • Cucumbers can be used for external application as well as they are moisturizing, soothing and
    reduce burning and inflammation


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