- Latin Name: Zea Mays
- CAS No.: 84696-06-0
- Active Ingredient: Maizenic Acid, Vitamin K, Mucilage, Saponins, Allantoin, Tannin
- Specifications: 4:1, 10:1, 50:1
- Part used: Stamen, Stigmas (collected when corn shed its pollen)
Description / Application
Internal Uses: arthritis, Cystitis, Edema, Gout, Hypertension, Jaundice, Kidney Stones, Prostatitis, Urethritis, Urinary Infections
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. Some researches indicated that Cornsilk reduces hypertension and reduces blood clotting time.