WE harvest corn silk from our gardens and from the sweet corn varieties. The taste of the silk is earthy and grounding. Throughout history, Corn Silk has been used as a remedy for urinary tract ailments, including bed-wetting, painful and frequent urination, stones, bloating, liver problems, gravel in the bladder and chronic cystitis, urethritis, and prostatitis, (and other prostate disorders). Corn silk is used today as a diuretic and it has also been known to be effective for weight loss and obesity, it has also been used for carpal tunnel syndrome and symptoms of PMS, such as breast tenderness, bloating and it promotes relaxation. By reducing fluid retention in the body, Cornsilk may be helpful for reducing blood pressure, and by eliminating toxins and wastes it may relieve gout, edema, and arthritis as well as work as a gentle detoxifying remedy for the system. Naturopaths have used Corn silk extracts in the treatment of gonorrhea and all catarrhal conditions of the urinary passage. Corn silk is loaded with flavonoids and polyphenols that are thought to have cancer-fighting antioxidant properties. Corn silk is also said to be an excellent source of vitamin K which has been known to slow bleeding. It is a wonderful skin conditioner and is often found in products for the skin and hair.
Experts have found out that Corn silk has lots of vitamin K which supports blood purification and also cleansing, that targets the kidney’s capabilities and aids in urinary tract problems. It has a great benefit in urinary tract treatments, Corn silk tincture is a calming but powerful and effective diuretic which fights away bacteria and prevents kidney-related infection. For people who are exposed to a lot of antibacterial medications, Corn silk may help treat the complications due to bacterial resistance inside the body. Its soothing effect lightens the treatment plus eliminates inflammation most likely happening in the urethra or bladder. The herb is believed to relieve bladder and irritation caused by the accumulation of uric acid and gravel and eases the pain of burning urination due to prostate gland dysfunctions, urinary tract infection, kidney infections and urinary stones.
By reducing water retention and uric acid in the body, Corn silk may help relieve edema, and the painful swelling of carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and gout. Because it contains mucilage, a substance found in the plant that absorbs water, Corn silk is used for those who are trying to lose weight and for the treatment of obesity. Corn silk is also used to alleviate the bloating and discomforts of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Corn silk is a good remedy for uncontrollable urination and bed wetting due to irritation or weakness of the urinary system. It is gentle enough to be used by children and older adults suffering from enuresis. For bed-wetting, Cornsilk can be combined with Horsetail aka Shavegrass and Lemon Balm.
Corn Silk is thought to be a mild stimulant that promotes bile flow and prevents the formation of gallstones. It soothes and relaxes the lining of the bladder, relieving irritation. It also has cleansing capabilities for the liver and has been regularly used in China to treat jaundice, a condition that causes yellowing of the skin, bile duct obstruction generally caused by liver disease.
Corn silk can play a role in helping to lower blood sugar levels by increasing insulin production. For this reason, it is particularly useful for in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
Corn silk is a wonderful skin conditioner and is often found in products such as hair conditioner, body massage oils, emollient hand creams, lip balms and skin care products for dry, damaged skin, baby skin, and mature skin.
Ingredients: Corn Silk, Distilled Water, 30% Alcohol.
Contraindications: Currently, there are no known warnings or contraindications with the use of Corn Silk.