Corn Silk - Zea Mays

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This Corn silk (Zea mays) monograph is an excerpt from the 1999, first edition of Dr. Sharol's book "Herbal Medicine From The Heart of The Earth." You can purchase the 2020, third edition of this book with an expanded materia medica/monograph section, herbal formulas and directions on making herbal products in Dr. Sharol's Book Store. You receive free shipping in the USA. The expanded 3rd edition materia medica, and additional herbal tidbits are also available as a kindle ebook at Amazon and details about this e-book are here.

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Corn silk - Zea mays in the Poaceae family

Parts used: Fresh corn silk.

Taste/smell: Sweet, mucilaginous, characteristic corn smell.

Tendencies: Cooling and drying.

Dosage: Infusion: 3 fresh heaping tablespoons per cup of water; or 1:0.8 fresh strength liquid extract: 10-75 drops 1-4 times per day.

Use: (a) Soothing, (b) Toning, (c) Demulcent, (d) Diuretic, (e) Antimicrobial, (f) Vulnerary, (g) Antiseptic.

Corn silk is used for inflammatory states of the kidneys and bladder, enuresis and BPH. It is healing to the urinary tract and helps restore normal tissue tone and function.

It is specifically used to treat edema, cystitis, enuresis gout, nephritis, kidney stones,as well as prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and similar ailments.

Corn silk is safe for children with enuresis (bed wetting).

Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time.

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