In India, cucumbers came into use around 4000 BC. Its Sanskrit designation corresponded to the name of the legendary Indian Raja, who, according to legend, was able to give birth to about 60 000 children. To a greater extent, this is due not only to the many grains in the cucumber, but also to the abundance of their fruiting.
In ancient Greece, when Homer was alive, there was even a "city of cucumbers": Sicyon. In those years, the ancient Romans already grew this crop annually in their own greenhouses and even salted it. Since ancient times, cucumber juice has been able to establish itself as an excellent cosmetic product that cleanses and protects the skin. Cucumber seeds were also crushed and mixed with powder, and crushed cucumber, just like now, was used to smooth out wrinkles on the skin.