Corn Silk

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Sanity Inn, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Tele-Meister

    Jun 23, 2017
    Ottawa, Canada
    Other than a pretty cool name for a Bluegrass band, there seems to be some health benefits of making tea from corn silk, the long fibers under the husk of corn.

    there has been much discussion of drugs and ailments here, so I thought I would post this for anyone interested in researching it.

    " The long shiny fibers at the top of an ear of corn are called corn silk. Corn silk is used as a medicine.

    Corn silk is used for bladder infections, inflammation of the urinary system, inflammation of the prostate, kidney stones, and bedwetting. It is also used to treat congestive heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, fatigue, and high cholesterol levels.

    How does it work?
    Corn silk 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. "
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  2. Junkyard Dog

    Junkyard Dog Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 7, 2016
    We used to smoke it!
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  3. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Apr 2, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thanks for the link. Corn pollen has medicinal purposes as well. I don't grow enough plants to be greedy with either silks or pollen though, or I'll have no seed for next season or grain to eat.
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