|Submit Date:||18 Jan 2003|
|Treatment used:||corn silk from a ear of corn|
|You can buy this remedy at:||food store|
|Remedy will cost you:||unknown|
|Country of Remedy:||china|
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A old chinese cure to alleviate asthma is take the corn silk
from a ear of corn, dry it, and then smoke it in a long chinese pipe.
No side effects are known.
The part of the corn cob that is medicinal is the silky, golden threads at
the end of the cob. These silky strands are particularly helpful for the
kidneys, bladder, small intestine and urinary tract.
Latin Name: Zea mays
Alternate Names: Yu Mi Shu (Chinese)
Parts Used: Stamen, stigmas (collected when corn sheds its pollen.
Properties: Alterative, Cholagogue, Demulcent, Diuretic, Galactagogue,
Internal Applications: Tea, Tincture, Capsules.
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
Chemical Constituents: Maizenic acid, vitamin K, mucilage, saponins,
allantoin, tannin, silica, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and
Arthritis, Bedwetting, Cystitis, Edema, Gout, Hypertension, Jaundice,
Kidney Stones, Prostatitis, Urethritis, Urinary Infections
carpel tunnel syndrome, prostate disorders