The long shiny fibers at the top of an ear of corn are called corn silk. Corn silk is used as a medicine,it contains proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It also contains chemicals which might work like water pills (diuretics), and it might alter blood sugar levels, and help reduce inflammation.
Cornsilk can be used in conditions of high uric acid such as gout and some types of arthritis. It helps to reduce conditions of painful swelling. It is used for a wide range of genito-urinary complaints, but it is often combined with herbs that have more antiseptic qualities, while Cornsilk helps soothe irritated tissue. Even though it is diuretic, it can also benefit frequent urination by soothing bladder irritation. Chinese research indicates that Cornsilk reduces hypertension and reduces blood clotting time.
1.Corn Stigma Extract helps to reduce frequent urination caused by irritation of the bladder
2.Corn Stigma Extract can be used to treat bed wetting problems Corn Silk is helpful for any irritation of the urinary system.
3.Corn Silk is used for renal problems in children, and also as a urinary demulcent combined with other herbs in the treatment of cystitis, urethritis, and prostatitis.
4.Corn Silk was used traditionally as a mild diuretic. Chinese research indicates that Corn Silk reduces hypertension and reduces blood clotting time. Corn Silk reduces hypertension and reduces blood clotting time.Cure prostate problems. Bladder and kidney.
5.Corn Silk can increase the excretion of chloride. The diuretic effect is mainly outside of the kidney, to the kidney function is very weak;
6..Corn Silk has lowering blood pressure and blood glucose effect, the fermentation preparation of corn stigma has a very significant reduction in blood sugar to rabbit;
7..Corn Silk has a choleretic effect, increase bile secretion and promote bile excretion, can reduce organic and impurity in bile;
8..Corn Silk has hemostasis effect, can accelerate the process of blood coagulation, increase blood levels of thrombin increased platelet count.
1. Applied in pharmaceutical field,corn silk extract can be used as medicine to treat uncomplicated chronic cholecystitis;
2. Applied in health food field, corn silk extract can be made into preparations to play diuretic and antihypertensive function;
3. Applied in food field, corn silk extract antimicrobial activity in a specific environment is stability, therefore can be used as a potential food preservative.