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Corn Silk

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Element: Earth
Planet: Venus

Bulk Herbs: Corn Silk

Zea mays
Size: 1 oz package

Format: Cut & Sifted
Plant Part: stamen of the corn plant
Farming: Normal

Also Known as: Indian Corn, Maidis Stigma, Maize Silk, and Stigma Maydis.

Origin: Mexico

Corn Silk, or maize tassel, is the glossy, thread-like material that serves as a cushion between an ear of corn and its outer husk. While most people discard corn silk when preparing corn-on-the-cob, the silky string was considered a valuable raw material to Native Americans, as well as to the indigenous peoples of Central and South America. Traditionally, corn silk is prepared as a tea, but it can also be used topically to address minor skin irritations.

Aside from a refreshing, mild flavor, corn silk offers a healthy dose of potassium and vitamins C and K. The herb is also a good source of dietary polyphenols and plant-based compounds with antioxidant activity. Corn Silk has been claimed to have many benefits to human health, such as decreasing inflammation, reducing edema, improving obesity, lowering blood pressure, and improving Hypertension.

Active Compounds: cineole, alpha-terpineol, beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, geraniol, hordenine, limonene, menthol, niacin, riboflavin, selenium, thymol, vitamin C, and vitexin.

Actions: Demulcent, vulnerary, cholagogue, diuretic, anti-lithic, hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory, alterative, hypotensive, tonic, alterative

Indications: The major nutrient in cornsilk is potassium. It is believed to be a powerful diuretic that can support the urinary system. It's been found that the potassium in cornsilk can help with UTIs and help in healing. It is also helpful for kidney stones and may help relieve the pain and associated symptoms. Cornsilk may also improve your blood pressure, thin your blood, and even support your liver to function better when producing bile. It can also be used for Angina, bedwetting in children, and Glaucoma.

Precautions: Generally Recognized As Safe. This herb can be safely consumed when used appropriately. It is often recommended to avoid using corn silk if you are taking prescription diuretic drugs.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.

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