Overview

Chinese cucumber is an herb. People use the fruit, seed, and root to make medicine.

Chinese cucumber ROOT is taken by mouth or injected for HIV/AIDS, cough, cancer, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. There is also concern that using Chinese cucumber root is unsafe.

Chinese cucumber FRUIT and SEED are taken by mouth for cough, diabetes, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Chinese cucumber ROOT contains a chemical that might cause abortions when injected during the first trimester of pregnancy. Chinese cucumber SEED might help decrease pain and swelling (inflammation). The FRUIT might also help protect against stomach ulcers.

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