Side effect of cucumber

Side effects of cucumber

Side effects of cucumber: Cucumber is used in salad, juice, soup, curry etc.

Sometimes cucumbers taste bitter. Bitterness is because of compound called cucurbitacin. Cucurbitacin and tetracyclic triterpenoids are detrimental if consumed in large quantities.  If you taste the bitterness after eating cucumbers and it is very unpleasant and nasty, spit it out and stop eating it as it can cause severe illness and side effects (see here – Toxic squash syndrome)

It can cause severe stomach ache, diarrhea, dehydration, nausea, dizziness, vomiting and severe hair loss – these are some of the symptoms of illness and side effect of toxic squash syndrome.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: July 27, 2020

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