FOODS OF THE NOBLE QURAN AND SUNNAH
BY KARIMAH BINT DAWOUD
from the Sunnah, narrated by Abd’ Allah bin Jaffar, it is related that the Messenger of Allah,Prophet Muhammad, salah ala alaihi wa salem used to eat cucumber (qiththa) with dates(rutab) Tirmidhi At’ima – 37
Cucumber is cold and dry in the second degree and cools heat in the stomach and is useful in bladder conditions where there is pain and inflammation. Its seeds are diuretic and its leaves, made into a poultice are beneficial for dog bites and possibly to cool swollen breast when breast feeding babies.
It’s also good for cooling high blood pressure
it’s cold in its descent in the stomach and its coolness can be harmful to a part of the stomach which is why it’s best to eat it with something warming like dates if you have no inflammation in your stomach. So it’s good alone for inflamed stomach but is there is no inflammation eat with something warming like date or raisins
Its good for the complexion, skin, bones and muscles as it contains silica, mineral useful in aiding the repair of these parts of the body.
Karimah’s Beauty Secrets – Slices of cucumber cool tired eyes, sooth itchy skin maybe from nettle stings or insect bites and close and tones the pores