The plant around us. Volume 1 The plant around us. Volume I - Page 51

CACIK RECIPE MEDICINAL USES Place yoghurt in a large bowl. Add all other ingredients, except salt and water, and mix thoroughly. Add water until required consistency is achieved. Stir in some salt,taste and add more if required. Chill in refrigerator for about two hours before serving. Depurant: Cucumber helps in the elimination of waste substances from the blood stream. This is achieved either through elimination by the urine or skin. Laxative: Due to the high water content of cucumbers and very soluble fiber, they make easier the movement of feces through the intestine. Alkalizer: Cucumbers also helps in neutralizing excess acidic waste produced in the body which mainly arises from the intake of animal-based foods. Barış Ege Koyuncu