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Used Part.

The fruit.

Active Principles.

Abundant mucilages, cellulose.

Drug Action.

Demulcent, antipruritic, diuretic, depurative.


Cystitis, urolithiasis, oliguria.

In topical use for skin care: fatty skin, comedones, sensitive skin, wrinkles.

Side Effects.

Due to its high cellulose content, it can be indigestible.

Caution / Poisoning.

Some varieties have a bitter taste because of its content curcubitacina C, being discarded.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Use a food.

Glycolic extract (1 / 5) Apply locally neat or in the form of gel or cream.

Cucumber, sliced, applied topically as a mask.


Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M; Trotin, F. Medicinal plants of temperate Regions. Paris: Maloine, 1980, pp. 354 - 5.

Mulet, L. Ethnobotanical survey of the province of Castellon. Castellon: Provincial, 1991, p. 138.

Paris, RR; Moyse, M. Summary of Matter Médicale. Take III. Paris: Masson, 1971, p. 317.

Villar, L; Palacín, JM; Calvo, C. Gomez, D; Montserrat, G. Medicinal Plants of the Aragonese Pyrenees and other tierrras Huesca. 2. Huesca: Provincial, 1992, p. 74.

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