The fresh or dried flower pistils of corn silk medicinal herb are the parts used as herbal medicine

corn silk

Corn silk (Zea mays) or cornsilk is that part of the plant which surrounds an ear of corn and which is widely used and known as an healing herb because of its medicinal benefits.  It is native to South America.

The common names are Corn, Indian corn, Maize jagnog, Turkish corn, Mother's hair, Stigmata maydis, Purple corn and Yu mi xu.  The medicinal properties are diuretic, anti-inflammatory, astringent and detoxicant.

It is purely rich in iron, silica, potassium as well as vitamins B, C, and K. It is truly a vitamin herb and it can be found in a wide selection of dietary and herbal supplement all over the globe.   Therefore,  take note of the herbal supplements you take, so that you are not consuming more than the recommended dosage. The ingredients of cornsilk also include minerals, fiber, proteins, carbohydrates as well as other substances like allantoin, saponins, stigmasterol, sterols, hordenine, alkaloid and polyphenols.

Health benefits of corn silk

The silk of corn is used as a preventative and treatment for urogenital infections. In China, it is used as a remedy for internal fluid retention. This plant is also good to prevent bed wetting. Therefore those individuals who have reached adulthood and still experience bed wetting may find that this herb will cure their condition.

It is excellent for heart trouble, malaria, gonorrhea, and obesity and it is used as an enema as well as herbal remedy in the treatment of uric acid buildup. It is a good herbal medicine for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).  It is also an excellent remedy for conditions like kidney stones, bladder infections, urinary infections, jaundice and prostate gland problems.

It is used globally especially in countries like the United States, China, and Haiti to treat urinary conditions including cystitis and urethritis,and it is also used to treat diabetes.

The health benefits of this herb is really tremendous and may be utilized by persons suffering from the various ailments that are mentioned in this article. It is also a natural treatment for skin conditions and can enhance a beautiful and clear complexion. It is also a natural remedy for a shiny and healthy looking hair. It is also a powerful cleanser for the kidneys, liver and also the colon.

Recommended dosage

The recommended dosage for cornsilk tea is two teaspoonful of the dried herb with one cup of boiling water, steeped for 10 - 15 minutes and use three times daily.

The recommended dosage for the tincture is one teaspoonful taken three times daily and the recommended dosage for the capsules is 400 mg capsules taking two corn silk capsules with meals, three times daily. 

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