The Uses of Cucumber in Ayurveda

  • By Dr B.K. Prasanth
  • October 2018

Cucumber is widely used in Ayurvedic treatment for difficulty in urination, excessive thirst, headache and insomnia.

Sushruta Samhita, the Ayurvedic treatise, mentions that cucumber is a sheetala (coolant), mutraka (diuretic), and basti shodhana (cleans urinary gladder).


This article gives six ways by which cucumber can help you.  


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This article was first published in the November 2016 issue of Tattvaloka, the Splendour of Truth. Tattvaloka is published under the aegis of the illustrious 9th century Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham, and the Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya of Sringeri. This article is courtesy and copyright Tattvaloka ( You can subscribe online at . Cost is Rs 396/ for one year (12 monthly issues) print, Rs 1,080 for three years, Rs 9,600 for Lifetime subscription.

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