Corn silk is the silky, long threads that grow on corncobs. It is often thrown away when the corn is being prepared for meals; it has medicinal values, it’s a natural source of vitamin K, C and E also minerals like, sodium, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium. Corn silk has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Native American medicines;
Corn silk is great in treating urinary tract infections, inflammation of the prostate, kidney stones, prevents heart disease, great for people with high blood sugar and pressure, reduces gout, it controls bleeding because of the Vitamin K in it most especially for women going through child birth.
Corn silk is a great source of vitamin C, it helps to prevent the damage of free radicals and cardiovascular diseases. It does stimulate blood circulation in the human body for the vital organs to function properly.
How To Make Corn Silk Tea
Get dry or fresh corn silk in a clean pot wash and boil for few minutes and allow it to steep very well; You can add lemon and honey though not necessary. Drink a cup or two daily, next time you see corn silk, dry them and keep enjoying not your regular tea but a healthy one that reduces the chances of going to see a Doctor.
By Safrat Gani