Cucumber is sweet and cold in nature. Cucumber clears heat, eliminates dampness and has a detoxifying action. Cucumber is an ideal remedy for clearingsummer heat and eliminating dampness during summer days. Cucmber is also good for skin cleaning and cooling infectious skin disease at the early stages, reducing inflammation. Cucumber is also good for washing the face. Eating cucumber can help nightsweats, insomnia and restlessness, overindulging in smoking and drinking too much coffee. Too much red meat can cause too much heat in the body, but eating cucumber alongside can balance this.