Below is "Corn Silk", otherwise known as the "Stigma Maydis" or the shining thread hair like. Corn silk is the shining fiber that are at the top of an ear of corn. Traditional healers dated back have relied upon corn silk for treating various diseases or sicknesses which are still afflicting us today.
SOME MEDICINAL USES OF CORN SILK.
Treat urinary tract & bladder infections (UTI) due to its antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties. It helps kill & eradicate "escherichia coli" the drug resistance bacteria known for causing UTI & bladder infections.
Treat kidney stones. corn silk since ancient age has been used to increase urine flow & help decrease the possibility of cristal formation inside the kidney.
Help lower high blood pressure. corn silk contains Vitamin b6 and a protein called peptide which prevents narrowing & hardening of the arteries.
Help treat diabetes. Corn silk contains a compound called polysaccharide which can help increase insulin production in people with type 1 diabetes & also help improve insulin sensitivity for people with type 2 diabetes.
It helps control abnormal weight & obesity. this is due to its diuretic properties thus help reduce unwanted & excess fluid from the body associated with bloating.
It helps eliminate bad & excess cholesterol from the body through the urine due to its antioxidants properties.
Treat arthritis & other general body pains due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Treat gout due to its ability to eliminate excess uric acid which is one of the main causes of gout & kidney stones through the urine.
It promotes healthy blood clotting. this can help people with low platelets count & people with excessive bleeding disorders due to its high level of vitamin K.
It flushed out toxins & other poisonous chemicals from the body due to its diuretic properties ( increase urine flow).
It treats bedwetting in both young & old due to its increased urine flow. Note that it will first increase the bedwetting more but will stop after the problem is resolved.
Treat edema or fluid retention which leads to swelling in the legs & another part of the body.
It helps eliminate excess creatinine levels which can lead to congestive heart failure or kidney damage.
Treat & prevent prostate disorders due to its ability to treat infections associated with prostatitis & its ability to stimulate the urinary system to increase urine flow.
PREPARATION OF CORN SILK TEA
First, boil a small quantity of corn silk with 1 cup of water for about 10 minutes.
Secondly, cover it in whatever you have boiled it in & let it steam for about approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
Thirdly allow it to cool, strain & can sweeten it with pure honey (optional) or if not diabetic.
The dosage depends on your body weight & condition but in the general recommendation,
For adults is half a cup before meals only in the morning.
Children 2 years & above 1/4 cup will be fine & only in the morning as well.
SOME POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF CORN SILK
It May does not help people taking blood-thinning medications like warfarin which is prescribed for treating blood clot issues due to its high vitamin K levels.
Can cause allergy such as skin rashes & itching in some people with severe allergy issues.
It May does not help people taking diuretics ( water pills for treating fluid retention).
It May does not help people with low potassium levels in the body.
It May does not help severely dehydrated people.
May not help pregnant or breastfeeding moms. ( Research work by Chronic Diseases Solution- Functional Medicine)
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