Cornsilk Corn Silk
Cornsilk has a long history of traditional use in herbal medicine, particularly in traditional Native American and Chinese medicine. Cornsilk is typically used in its dried form for various purposes.
It contains various antioxidants, such as phenolic compounds, which can help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body and potentially protect against oxidative stress.
The hypoglycaemic mechanisms of Corn Silk have been known to aid Diabetes. For the early stages of Type 2 Diabetes, the use of Corn Silk can help to reduce sugar levels. In severe cases, Corn Silk can be consumed to enhance the effect of pharmaceutical drugs and reduce their side effects.
Corn Silk is rich in bioactive compounds such as flavonoids and terpenoids which are thought to contribute to the anti-hypertensive action of this herb. It also contains high amounts of potassium this relieves tension of the blood vessels which is one of the main causes of high blood pressure
Cornsilk may also assist with urinary track and kidney health including preventing kidney stones.