Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the squash family Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine bearing cucumber-shaped fruits used as a vegetable. There are three main types of cucumbers: slicing, pickling and seedless. Various varieties have been created within these varieties. In North America, the term "wild cucumber" refers to plants in the genera Echinocystis and Marah, but they are not closely related. Cucumbers are originally from South Asia, but are now grown on most continents.
It is a source of many essential nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper and Potassium. Since ancient times, cucumbers have been used in India as traditional and herbal remedies.