Cucumbers are the fruit of the Cucumis sativus herbaceous plant. Cucumbers are a very good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium, and a good source of vitamin A, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese. A half-cup of unpeeled fresh cucumber is just 8 calories and provides 2% of the Daily Value (DV) of vitamin C (nutritiondata.com). The percent DV on a Nutrition Facts label indicates how much a nutrient contributes to a healthy adult’s daily recommended intake based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Cucumbers have been used traditionally to support healthy gastrointestinal and respiratory function1. They are a popular vegetable crop and have been used in Indian traditional medicine since ancient times for numerous purposes, including cleansing1,2.