Corn silk is rich in potassium and vitamin K, which are essential for our metabolism. It can help you in treating various health issues including urinary tract infections, gout, hyperglycemia, kidney stones, prostatitis, and bed wetting.
How to prepare a tea:
Put 2 tablespoons of chopped corn silk in a cup of boiled water, cover it and let it stay for 15 minutes. If you don’t like the taste of it, add some natural honey sugar. Consume this tea 2 or 3 time daily.
How to make an alcohol tincture?
Just put chopped corn silk in a small jar, and fill ¼ of the jar. Put high proof alcohol, like vodka and fill the rest of the jar. Keep the jar in a dark and cool place for 6 weeks, and shake it from time to time. Consume this mixture couple of times a day, ¼ or ½ of a teaspoon. Also, if you want to sweeten the taste, add raw honey.
Corn silk for bed wetting
Corn silk and marshmallow root are great natural remedies for passing kidney stones. Some people take corn silk as a tonic herb for a longer period, which may reduce incidents of inflammation while you’re trying to relieve underlying diet and stone triggering problems.
Corn silk for prostatitis, urinary tract infection, and cystitis:
Corn silk soothes and protects the kidneys and urinary tract due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It can increase the output of urine without causing more irritation to the system which is already inflamed. Also, it can act as a diuretic. Combine corn silk with Oregon grape or uva ursi for treating urinary tract infections. Add yarrow to your corn silk for treating cystitis.
Prevents kidney stones
Corn silk improves the urine flow and prevents little crystals from being deposited into the kidneys. Thus, it serves as a really efficient prevention for kidney stones.
Corn silk and gout:
Drinking corn tea has been praised for its efficiency in reducing kidney stones. This is probably due to the diuretic effects of the tea which can flush out excess toxins and waste materials from the body.
Corn silk and hyperglycemia:
According to a 2003 study conducted on a hyperglycemic (diabetic) mice corn silk was significantly effective in improving the production of insulin, and decreasing the hemoglobin A1C and glucose. Also, the damaged cells placed in their pancreases were repaired. However, the ending results may suggest that corn silk can be used as a medicine of beneficial food in the treatment for diabetics.