Long shiny, silky fibers at top of an ear of corn are called as ‘Corn Silk‘ and have multiple usages as medicine in natural treatment methods like Ayurveda.
Corn silk is used to cure bladder infections, inflammation in the urinary system, inflammation of the prostate gland, kidney stones, obesity and bedwetting.
It is also used to treat congestive heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, fatigue and high cholesterol levels.
Usually we just eat corn seeds and throw away these fibers, assuming them to be useless.
But it contains proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It also contains chemicals which work like water pills (diuretics), and it alter blood sugar levels and also help reduce inflammations.
Corn Silk Tea for curing Obesity and Safe Weight Loss
Corn silk is a used since long time as a remedy for obesity and has no major harmful side effects.
Corn silk, is the most reliable and completely safe natural remedy for weight loss.
Tea from it is widely known to be the best treatment for natural weight loss.
Corn silk when used as tea ought to be separated/cut from the crop prior to pollination and quickly dried on open air draft to be ready for brewing.
Corn silk is a very good diuretic also used for the symptoms of blocked urine.
Fresh corn silk contains natural good fats and essential oils, resin, rubber, alkaloid, which has a feature that tightens blood vessels, chlorophyll, phosphoric acid, and a lot of potassium and manganese.
Consuming this tea three times within 24 hours will guarantee increased urine output without harmful effects, which is particularly important for those diseases where accumulation of water has an adverse effect on the body.
This is useful as a natural remedy in the treatment of urinary tract disease, catarrh of the urinary bladder, kidney inflammation, kidney stones, rheumatism.
Drinking corn silk tea can be a good way to ease the discomfort and pain of gout and arthritis. Drinking it will help to lower the acid levels in your body, which in turn can also help relieve the aches related to arthritis.
Corn silk tea preparation :
In one cup of very hot (not boiling) water soak a spoon of corn silk for 5-10 minutes.
During the day, drink at least 5 cups of this tea at regular intervals.
Corn silk tea has no harmful effects and can be used over longer period of times even as prevention of obesity.
Side Effects of Corn Silk Tea :
Corn Silk Tea can reduce your blood sugar levels drastically. So if you are already using medication for diabetes control, then this tea can almost reduce blood sugar level to an extent that you may lose energy to do normal work.
Applying lotions that contain corn silk might cause a rash, red skin, and itchiness if you are allergic to corn silk, corn pollen, or cornstarch.
Note : Do not consume this in excess to reduce weight or cure diabetes in a hurry.
Do not drink more than 3-5 cups per day.