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Cucumber (Kheera) Juice: Uses, Benefits, Side Effects and More!

By Dr Rajeev Singh +2 more


Drinking cucumber juice in the morning can be a refreshing and hydrating way to start your day. But do you know cucumber juice is more than just a refreshing drink? It is packed with many nutrients and properties that might help you live a healthy life. Let us dive into the world of cucumbers to find out! 

cucumber juice benefits

Cucumber juice is the juice obtained from cucumber fruits. The cucumber plant is scientifically known as Cucumis sativus, belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family. Other members of the Cucurbitaceae family are melons, squash, and pumpkins. The cucumber plant is native to India and is grown across the country. Other names of cucumber in different Indian languages are Kheera in Hindi, Shashhaa in Bengali, Vellarikkay in Tamil, and Trapsuha in the Sanskrit language. Cucumber juice is packed with water and other vital nutrients. Cucumber juice may have a potential role in skincare due to its various properties.1 

To know more about the properties and benefits of cucumber juice, continue reading.  

Nutritional Value of Cucumber (Kheera) Juice: 

Cucumber juice is rich in water and other nutrients. The refreshing juice is obtained from the pulp of fresh cucumber fruit and is a perfect addition to a hot summer day.1  The nutritional value of cucumber per 100grams of serving is given below.  

Nutritional component  Value  
Carbohydrates  3.63g 
Fats  o.11g 
Proteins  0.65g 
Fiber 0.5g  
Sugar  1.67g 
Glucose  0.76g 
Fructose  0.87g 
Sucrose  0.03g  
Iron  0.28mg  
Calcium  16mg  
Potassium  147mg  
Phosphorous  24mg  
Magnesium  13mg  
Zinc  0.2mg  
Copper  0.041mg  
Manganese  0.079mg  
Selenium  0.3μg  
Vitamin C 2.8mg 
Thiamin  0.027mg 
Riboflavin  0.033mg 
Niacin  0.098mg  
Pantothenic acid  0.259mg  
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 
Vitamin A 5μg  
Energy  15kcal  
Water  95.2mg  

Table 1: Nutritional value of cucumber per 100grams of serving2  

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Let me tell you something really captivating. Cucumbers are rich in a natural plant compound called Cucurbitacin B (CuB), which has gained attention for its potential effects on cancer cells. So, drinking cucumber juice as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle may offer some protection against cancer. It’s important to note that while cucumbers alone cannot fight cancer, they may be a beneficial addition to your diet for overall health.

Dr. Smita barode, BAMS

Properties of Cucumber Juice: 

Due to the presence of numerous nutrients and phytochemicals, cucumber juice may show some beneficial properties on health. Cucumber juice may have the following benefits: 

  • It may act as an antioxidant  
  • It may show antimicrobial properties 
  • It may provide a healing, soothing, moisturizing and cooling effect on the skin  
  • It may help reduce skin irritation and swelling  
  • It may help with wrinkles and skin ageing    
  • It may help maintain skin elasticity1  

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In my opinion, including cucumber juice as part of your daily routine may help in managing hypertension and promoting better cardiovascular health, especially in elderly individuals. Studies have shown that drinking cucumber juice regularly might be beneficial for older individuals with high blood pressure.

Dr. Rajeev Singh, BAMS

Potential Uses of Cucumber Juice for Overall Health: 

Cucumber juice may be a great addition to your everyday regime given its so light, watery, and can be easily combined with nearly any other fruits or vegetables because of a not so characteristic flavour profile.  

1. Potential uses of cucumber juice for skin  

Cucumber juice has potential skin protective properties. It may help reduce swelling and irritation on the skin and provide a soothing effect. It may also help maintain skin elasticity. Using cucumber juice may also help take care of skin damage due to sunlight. The juice contains a high amount of water, which may help in dry skin conditions.1 However, if you experience any allergic effects after using cucumber juice, discontinue it and reach out to your doctor. Also, consult your healthcare provider before using cucumber juice if you are suffering from any skin condition.  

2. Potential uses of cucumber juice as an antioxidant  

Consuming cucumber juice may help destroy the free radicals formed in the body.1 Free radicals are responsible for many chronic disease conditions in the body. These free radicals are highly reactive and cause damage to important molecules like proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).3 Consuming cucumber juice may help you reduce the oxidative stress in the body by eliminating the free radicals. However, make sure to consult with your physician or doctor first before you use cucumber juice for any health effects.   

3. Potential uses of cucumber juice for weight management  

Cucumber juice has many properties that may help with weight loss. Cucumber juice has a very low calorie content and it contains a high amount of water. Also, it is packed with vitamins and other essential nutrients as discussed above. 2 You may add cucumber juice to your diet to help manage weight. However, any changes related to diet and weight should be made after consulting with your doctor or nutritionist. Make sure you talk to your doctor before using cucumber juice for weight loss.  

Though there are studies that show the benefits of in various conditions, but these are insufficient and there is a need for further studies to establish the true extent of the benefits of cucumber juice on human health.   

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In an interesting study I read, it was found that cucumber juice may have some amazing benefits when it comes to fighting acidity and maintaining a healthy pH balance in your body. It may act as a natural carminative, which means it might help relieve gas and bloating, providing relief from discomfort. Additionally, cucumber juice may also have antacid properties, which might help neutralise excess stomach acid.

Dr. Siddharth Gupta, MD

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How to Use Cucumber Juice: 

Here’s how you make use of cucumber juice.  

  • You can drink raw cucumber juice for its potential benefits.  
  • You can also apply cucumber juice to the skin to reduce irritation and swelling and for its soothing effect.1   

You must consult a qualified doctor before taking any herbal supplements. Likewise, do not discontinue or replace an ongoing treatment of modern medicine with an ayurvedic/herbal preparation without consulting a qualified doctor.   

Side Effects of Cucumber Juice: 

There is a lack of information on the side effects associated with cucumber juice. However, some people may react differently to certain fruits and vegetables. If you experience any adverse effects or uneasiness after drinking or using cucumber juice, reach out to your healthcare provider immediately.  

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Precautions to Take with Cucumber Juice: 

General precautions to take while using cucumber juice are given below.  

  • Precaution for pregnant and breastfeeding women: There is a lack of information regarding cucumber juice in the form of medicine in pregnant and breastfeeding women. As a precaution, consult your physician before drinking any herbal juices when pregnant or breastfeeding.  
  • Precaution for elderly and children: Children and elderly should drink cucumber juice under the supervision of adults. Also, it is important to stick to moderate amounts and avoid using excessive cucumber juice.  

If you want to use cucumber juice for any health conditions or benefits, you need to consult your healthcare provider first.  

Interactions with Other Drugs: 

There is a lack of information documenting interactions of cucumber juice with other medications. However, if you are taking any medicines, consult your doctor about potential fruits and vegetables to avoid.    

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Frequently Asked Questions: 

What are cucumber juice benefits?  

Cucumber juice may show helpful properties for the skin. It may also be consumed for its various nutrients. Drinking cucumber juice may also help with weight management and help eliminate the free radicals generated in the body.1,2 However, before you use cucumber juice for any health condition or disease, consult your healthcare provider for advice. 

What are the cucumber (Kheera) juice benefits for skin?  

Cucumber juice may provide soothing and healing benefits to irritated and inflamed skin. It may also provide a cooling sensation and emollient effect on the skin. The juice may also be used for dry skin conditions.1 If you have any skin conditions or allergies, use cucumber juice after consulting your skin doctor or dermatologist.  

Can I use cucumber juice for weight loss?  

Herbal juices have always been the go-to choice for people considering weight loss. However, before using any herbal juice as a medicine or for its benefits, consult your doctor. Because of its low calories and high-water content, cucumber juice may be used to manage weight.2 You need to contact your healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet.  

What are the benefits of cucumber juice for face?  

Cucumber juice has shown properties that may help avoid wrinkle formation and improve skin elasticity in lab studies. Also, cucumber juice may help with skin damage induced due to sunlight.1 However, if you are experiencing sun damage or sunburns, or any other condition on your face, avoid using cucumber juice before consulting with your healthcare provider.  


1. Mukherjee PK, Nema NK, Maity N, Sarkar BK. Phytochemical and therapeutic potential of cucumber. Fitoterapia. 2013 Jan;84(1):227–36. Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23098877/ 

2. FoodData Central. Cucumber [Internet]. [cited 2022 Jun 29]. Available from: https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/nutrients 

3. Lobo V, Patil A, Phatak A, Chandra N. Free radicals, antioxidants and functional foods: Impact on human health. Pharmacognosy Reviews. 2010 Jul;4(8):118. Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22228951/ 

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