Corn silk is the long, thread-like plant parts that grow under the husk of a fresh ear of corn. These thin, shiny fibers help corn grow and pollinate, and they are also used in traditional herbal medicine.
There are many different plant compounds in corn silk that may be responsible for different health effects. It is used to treat a wide range of illnesses in traditional Chinese and Native American medicine, such as prostate problems, malaria, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and heart disease.
Newer research suggests that it may also help lower blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and inflammation. Corn silk can be used fresh, but it is usually dried before it is used to make tea or an extract. You can also take it in pill form.
Corn silk is often used in herbal medicine, but not much is known about it. But early research shows that it may be good for your health, especially if you have heart disease or diabetes, which are both inflammatory diseases.
◉ Provides antioxidants - Antioxidants are compounds found in plants that protect the cells of your body from damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a major cause of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and inflammation, among other long-term conditions.
Corn silk has a lot of flavonoid antioxidants already in it. Multiple studies with test tubes and animals show that its flavonoids lower oxidative stress and protect against damage from free radicals. Many of the benefits of corn silk may come from these chemicals.
◉ Has anti-inflammatory propertie - Inflammation is a natural way for your body to fight off infections. But too much inflammation has been linked to many diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Studies with test tubes and animals have shown that corn silk extract may reduce inflammation by stopping two of the most important compounds that cause it. This stringy plant fiber also has magnesium in it, which helps control nflammation in your body. So, research on people is needed.
◉ May manage blood sugar - Some research shows that corn silk may help control diabetes and lower blood sugar. One study on animals found that diabetic mice given flavonoids from corn silk had much lower blood sugar than a control group. A recent test-tube study also showed that antioxidants in this corn product may help prevent diabetic kidney disease.
◉ May lower blood pressure - High blood pressure could be helped by taking corn silk. First, it helps your body get rid of fluid that it doesn't need. So, it could be a natural way to lower blood pressure instead of taking diuretics, which are drugs that make you pee a lot.
Also, a recent study on rats found that corn silk extract significantly lowered blood pressure by stopping angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) from doing its job. In a study that lasted 8 weeks, this supplement was given to 40 people with high blood pressure in increasing amounts until they reached a dose of 118 mg per pound of body weight (260 mg per kg).
Compared to a control group, their blood pressure dropped a lot, and those who were given the highest dose had the biggest drop.
|Product Name||Corn silk Herb.
|Scientific Name||Stigma maydis.|
|Country of Origin
Israel.Packaged in the USA.
|Taste & Aroma
||Aroma: Very little. Taste: Bitter, starchy.|
|Shelf Life & Storage
||Shelf Life is about 06 to 36- months.The best way to store them is in a cool, dark place with a lid that keeps out air.|
||We requested you, Before consuming spices, herbs, teas or any kind of natural products you consult an expert qualified healthcare practitioner or herbalist.|
|Notice||This product information has not been appraised by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For educational purposes only.|