Corn Silk Herbal Remedies
Corn silk is a mild soothing diuretic used in cystitis or prostatitis as well as for gravel or incontinence. It is important to make a tea of the fresh corn silk or take an extract made from fresh corn silk to insure effectiveness. In France, it has been used traditionally to stimulate weight loss. Chinese herbalists consider corn silk to be beneficial for digestion, jaundice, diabetes, and edema and to promote urination. Corn Silk has a taste of SWEET and a temperature of NEUTRAL.
Corn Silk Proper Dose
|Corn Silk Infusion||1-2 cups 2-3 x daily|
|Corn Silk Tincture||1-2 droppersful 3 x daily|
Corn Silk Reference Information
|Latin Name||Zea mays|
|Herb Forms||Tinctures, bulk herb.|
|Botanical Info||A coarse erect annual with long sword-shaped leaves from the grass family--the familiar source of edible corn.|
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