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Corn Silk Powder

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Corn Silk 

Also Known As - Zea mays

Origin - USA - Non-GMO, No Pesticides or Chemical Soil Additives

Medicinal Uses - Internally - Corn silk is used to treat urinary disorders. It is a diuretic, so it encourages the body to flush out toxins by increasing urination. It is effective for inflammatory conditions of the urinary system and the kidneys. The extract made from the pollen on the silk is used for prostate conditions and bed-wetting in children. The raw pollen can increase the appetite. It has also been used to treat heart problems, jaundice, obesity and malaria. It is high in vitamin K, and was used for hemorrhage during childbirth. It has also been used to treat gonorrhea. It is also used for cystitis, urethritis and parostitis, or mumpsExternally, Corn silk can be used as a poultice for sores and boils.

Herbs to Combine/Supplement - For bedwetting, corn silk can be combined with St. John's wort, horsetail, lemon balm and wild oats. 

Parts Used - Corn ear tops. The silk that grows on the tops of ears of corn are harvested before pollination to be used medicinally.

Precautions - There are no known contraindications for the use of this herb. There are no known drug interactions.

Preparation - Corn silk can be found commercially. Follow the directions on the label. If you gather the fresh herb, make sure the corn has not been sprayed with insecticides. herbal tea can easily be made by adding 2 teaspoons of the dried herb to 1 cup of boiling water. Steep the tea for 10 to 15 minutes before straining. Drink the tea three times per day. For a tincture, take 3 to 6 ml three times per day. You can also find this herbal remedy in capsules. Take 2 400 mg capsules with meals three times per day.

Disclaimer - The information presented herein by Mountain Maus’ Remedies is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

 

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