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Corn Silk Herb -Benefits, Uses And Side Effects - CornSilk

Scientific name: Zea mays

Actions: Alkaloid, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cholagogue, diuretic, lipotropic, vulnerary.

Description

The stigmas (fine soft, yellowish threads) from the female flowers of maize from 4 to 8 inches long and of a light green, purplish red, yellow or light brown colour, stigmas bifid; the segments very slender, frequently unequal, nearly odourless, faintly sweetish taste.

Corn originates from Central America but is cultivated in many countries as a food crop and as fodder. In countries with colder climate the whole corn plant is used a cattle feed.

Uses and benefits of Corn silk

Cornsilk has been used predominately for acute and chronically inflamed bladders and the prostrate gland particularly for pain when urinating. It has been used as a diuretic and for cystitis. Specially corn silk may help to:-

  • A powerful cleanser of bladder and kidney tissue.
  • Helps clean toxins and mucus from the urinary tract.
  • Helps lower blood sugar.
  • Gently stimulates bile flow, aiding in improved digestion and alkalization.
  • Used for bedwetting and edema.
  • Used for prostatitis.
  • Helps remove inorganic minerals from the body.
  • Used for both gallstones and kidney stones.
  • Excellent for cystitis.
  • Useful in hypertension and CO.P.D.

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