Family Cucurbitaceae. A vine-picked fruit that grows during the summer months. It is rich in vitamin C and is closely related to melon and squash. Geography: Native to Northwestern India and distributed throughtout Asia, Europe and Africa for centuries, it is now cultivated worldwide.
Cucumber's skin conditioning and anti-inflammatory properties have been known for centuries making it a popular skin conditioning agent to soothe inflamed skin, puffiness around the eyes and to cool down sunburned skin.