Corn Silk (Zea mays) means in Greek language, “mother of life”, which eloquently speaks about its importance of this herb to ancient civilizations. It is a rich source of volatile oil, Vitamins C and K, calcium, potassium, allantoin, glycosides and saponins. It is well known for its hepatic, diuretic, demulcent, astringent, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Corn Silk is used for treating urinary system infections while alleviating pain and soothing the inflamed tissues. It decreases the need to urinate frequently while accelerating healing and reducing pain during urination.
It promotes the production of bile and supports liver function. It is also known to be a safe blood thinner while regulates blood pressure and improves heart health.
Other maladies where Corn Silk is useful and is known to help treat effectively are regulating high cholesterol levels, fatigue, diabetes, kidney stones, inflammation of the prostate, urinary bladder infections and bedwetting.
It is recommended for treatment of gonorrhoea, chronic cystitis and bladder irritation. It is also a mild stimulant.
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