Corn Silk and Its Fascinating Uses.
- Basic Botanical Information of Corn Silk,Stigmata Maidis.
- Corn Silk or Stigmata Maidis:Botanical Description.
- Stigmata Maidis or Corn Silk:Phytochemicals and Constituents.
- Nutrition of Corn Silk,Stigmata Maidis.
- Common Uses of Corn Silk,Stigmata Maidis.
- Therapeutic Actions and Pharmacology of Stigmata Maidis,Corn Silk.
- Stigmata Maidis,Corn Silk:Administration Guide and Suggestions.
- Corn Silk or Yu Mi Xu:Notes from Ancient Herbal Classics and Herbalists.
- Research Update:Corn Silk,Stigmata Maidis.
Applications and Properties:
Cholesterol:Corn Silk reduces hypertension and reduces blood clotting time.
Cure prostate problems.
Bladder and kidney.
Indications:Corn Silk Helpful in any irritation of the urinary system; used for renal problems in children; combined with other herbs for cystitis, urethritis, prostates.Catarrhalcystitis, lithaemia (stones), bladder irritation, gonorrhoea, all catarrhal conditions of the urinary passages, dropsies due to heart disease, edema.
Nutrition Value:high amounts of silicon, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus,excellent source of B vitamins and PABA.
Along with chlorophyll, resin and a fixed oil, maizenic acid is the active principle in cornsilk. Vitamin K is used by the body's mechanism that controls bleeding.
Dosage:Dried: 2-8g or in infusion,Liquid Extract: 1:1 in 25% alcohol, 4-8ml;Tincture: 1:5 in 25% alcohol,5-15ml;Syrup BPC (1923) 8-15ml.
Safety and Toxicity:
Caution:No contraindications are known.Cornsilk appears to be a very, very safe herb. There is scanty research information on cornsilk (and cornsilk tablets) but there is hardly any anecdotal info as to cornsilk usage problems.
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