Cucumber is a type of fruit that grows on a vine. The fruit is commonly used as food. The fruit, seed, and stem are used in medicine.

Cucumber is used for osteoarthritis, high levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia), high blood pressure, and wound healing, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use for these or other conditions.

Cucumber is also an ingredient in various skin products.

How does it work ?

Cucumber contains fats in the seeds that might help to lower cholesterol. The fruit contains chemicals that might help to reduce swelling (inflammation) and speed up wound healing.
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