Corn Silk Herb -Benefits, Uses And Side Effects - CornSilk
Scientific name: Zea mays
Actions: Alkaloid, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cholagogue, diuretic, lipotropic, vulnerary.
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:-
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