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 stand for 15 minutes. You can add raw honey in order to sweeten its taste. It is recommended to consume this tea 2 or 3 times on a daily basis
How to make an alcohol tincture:
Put chopped corn silk in a small jar in order to fill ¼ of the jar. Then, put high proof alcohol (such as vodka) in order to fill the rest of the jar. You need to keep the jar for 6 weeks in a dark and cool place, and make sure from time to time to shake the jar. You need to consume ¼ to ½ teaspoon, a couple times throughout the day. For small children, we recommend you to reduce the amount of consumption. You can add raw honey in order to make its taste better!
Corn silk for bed wetting:
Corn silk is extremely effective in treating bed wetting. You can strengthen your weak urinary system by consuming this tea on a daily basis (make sure to drink it 4-5 hours before going to sleep). Also, for better effects, you can combine it with yarrow or plantain.
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.
Corn silk and kidney stones:
You can ease the passage of a kidney stone with the combination of corn silk and marshmallow root. It is very effective in treating numerous stone triggering issues. Also, it can be used as a tonic herb.
Corn silk and gout:
You can relive the gout by using corn silk. It will help you to eliminate the excess waste and toxins.
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.
Source: My Central Health