Cucumis sativus L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 59

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Cucumis sativus L.
status

 

Cucumis sativus L. 

Names.

Myanmar: tha-khwar-thi. English: cucumber.

Range.

Southern Asia. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

Fruit: Used as an anthelmintic. Seed: Used as diuretic.

Notes.

In India the fruit is used as a demulcent and the seed as a diuretic, tonic, and coolant ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In Korea, the stalk of the unripe fruit is used as a remedy for dropsy, nasal disorders, epilepsy, and cough, also as an emetic; the fruit is used for cooling and as a diuretic; a cucumber soup is used to relieve retention of urine; a salve is used for skin disorders, scalds, and burns; a decoction of the dried roots is used as a diuretic and to treat beri-beri; juice from the crushed leaves is used as an emetic in acute indigestion of children. In Indo-China young fruit cooked in sugar is prescribed for children with dysentery. In Indonesia fruit and juice are considered beneficial for sprue and to treat gallstones; fruit and seeds are cooling, used both externally and internally ( Perry 1980).

Reported constituents include a small amount of saponin, a proteolytic enzyme, and glutathione ( Perry 1980),

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Cucumis