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Cornsilk

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Botanical Name: Zea mays

Organic Status: Conventional

Country of Origin: Hungary

Plant Part: Silk

Description: The long shiny fibers at the top of an ear of corn are called corn silk. Corn silk contains proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Medicinally it has been known to be used for bladder infections, inflammation of the urinary system, prostate inflammation, kidney stones, and even bedwetting. It has also been used to treat congestive heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, fatigue, and high cholesterol levels.

Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.

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