The Soothing Benefits of Corn Silk
Are you eating fresh corn on the cob this summer? One of my favorite summer foods is corn on the cob...I'm sure many of you feel like wise.
Did you know that the corn silk inside the corn husks has medicinal benefits and can soothe the bladder and kidneys in times of infections and irritation?
Corn silk has been used throughout history for urinary tract health.
I dry the silk for teas and also make a tincture from it as well to help my clients that are dealing with urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis, prostate issues, and to ease the passage of kidney stones.
Corn silk helps to soothe and relax the lining of the bladder and is a wonderful demulcent and diuretic.
I give corn silk to my clients along with other herbs that they need for their personal constitution and health when dealing with these specific health issues.
Only use corn silk from organically grown corn or GMO free corn that is pesticide free.
Next time keep your corn silk and dry it by lying it flat on dehydrator trays and then store in a closed glass jar to use when you may need it to help with urinary tract issues.
Use 1 TBSP per cup for tea, steep at least 30 minutes to 1 hour, strain, and drink.