Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Cucumber:


The best of Galenists hold them to be cold and moist in the second degree, and then not so hot as either lettuces or purslain; they are good for a hot stomach, and hot liver; the immoderate use of them fills the body full of raw humours. The face being washed with their juice cleanses the skin, and is good for hot rheums in the eyes; the seed is good to provoke urine, and to cleanse the urinary passages when they are stopped. There is not a better remedy for ulcers in the bladder. The usual course is, to take the Cucumbers, bruise them well, and distil the water from them, and let such as are troubled with ulcers in the bladder drink no other drink. The face being washed with the same water, cures redness of the face; it is also good for sun-burns and freckles.
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This page and the rest of the encyclopedia of medicinal herbs was reproduced from old herbals written in the 1700 and 1800s. They are of historical interest to show the traditional uses of various herbs based on folk medicine and ancient wisdom. However the traditional uses for these herbs have not been confirmed by medical science and in some cases may actually be dangerous. Do not use the these herbs for any use, medicinal or otherwise, without first consulting a qualified doctor.

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