Botanical name : Cucumis sativus Linn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Rasa : Madhura
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Cucumber, Common cucumber
Hindi : Kheera
Malayalam : Vellari
Distribution – Cultivated throughout India as a vegetable.
An annual trailer herb. Leaves simple, alternate, cordate, lobed, hairy on both surfaces; flowers yellow unisexual, male clustered, female solitary, fruits cylindrical or oval sized, with numerous small cream colored seeds within.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, edema, kidney diseases, fever, insomnia, headache, burning sensation, jaundice, hemorrhages, urinary retention constipation, calculus and general debility.
Useful part : Roots, Leaves