12 Amazing Health Benefits of Discarded Corn Silk
Posted on Jul 27, 2016
Zea mays or corn silk, a herb that people throw away when peeling corn because they think it's useless, is proved to be good for your health! Take a look below at these 12 amazing health benefits.
1. This Herb Contains Fiber, Proteins, Minerals, Carbohydrate and Vitamins
It is recommended to take it in a form of tea, or to just buy pills that contain Zea mays.
2. It Lowers Blood Sugar
Scientists from the Jilin University of China have found that there is a connection between controlling the level of cholesterol and corn silk.
This is the main part of corn silk, and during the research, it was given to the diabetic rats. This reduced their blood sugar and general triglyceride and cholesterol level in the blood as well.
Corn silk is a strong diuretic that can help you get rid of excessive body fluid and even potassium.
Consuming corn silk will prevent urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Phytomedicine magazine in 2005 confirmed that this is a powerful diuretic.
6. Blood Clotting
Corn fiber contains Vitamin K: the main Vitamin in the process of blood clotting.
If you get injured it will help your blood clot faster.
Tea made from corn silk will be an aid with bladder or urinary system infections.
9. And Inflammations
If you are suffering from kidney, obesity or inflammation of prostate this tea will be your best friend. It is extremely helpful when it comes to bedwetting too.
10. Blood Sugar
According to an article published in 2009, corn silk can help you repair body cells in the pancreas and increase insulin degree in your body.
11. Corn Silk in Boiling Water
During this project, the extract of corn silk was put in boiling water and after that, the scientists gave a shot with freeze-drying it. This is important because a high level of sugar in the blood can cause kidney damage or even stroke.
12. It Is Essential to Use Organic Corn Silk, Free of Pesticides, And Of Course, You Should Always Consult Your Doctor First, Before Using Any Medicine!
Also, if you have any medical problems, you have to see your physician before starting any treatment involving corn silk.