Corn silk is hair-like structure that is covering the corn. Probably you are throwing away the corn silk after you peel of the corn, but you are making huge mistake. Continue with reading and find out why the shiny, thread-like, weak fibers growing as part of ears of corn are so efficient and beneficial.
Some of the remarkable benefits of corn silk are:
Since ancient times, the corn silk has been used as prevention of kidney stone. Namely, the kidney stones are formed as result of accumulation of small crystals in the kidney. The corn silk helps the proper flow of urine and in same time prevents the accumulation of crystals. It is important to mention that it cannot remove the stone which already are in the kidney.
- Assists in blood clotting:
Due to the fact it contains vitamin K, it helps in blood clotting. Namely, the Vitamin K prevents you to loose excessive blood from your body when you get hurt. This vitamin has the ability to clot and thus prevents blood loss.
There are many separate studies related to corn silk which have proved that it acts as agent that controls blood sugar levels. Namely, it increases insulin levels and in same time aids in repair of damaged cells in the pancreas, gland where the insulin is produced.
Has the ability to control the cholesterol in the body. It is well known fact that high cholesterol leads to various heart diseases. With consumption of outer silk of corn you can prevent heart-related ailments.
The corn silk possesses diuretic properties which will help you to flush out excessive fluids and toxins from your body. This actually will prevent cardiovascular disease and Urinary tract infecting (UTI).
How To Consume Corn Silk?
The corn silk cannot be consumed as it is. In order to benefit from corn silk, you should boil water and add corn silk to it, serve hot or cold, by your choice. You can add lemon juice to enhance the taste.
Another option is to put corn silk in a jar full of water and keep the jar under sun direct sunlight for a day. In evening add some honey and drink.
You should always use organically grown corns, and avoid the corns sprayed with pesticides.
NOTE: consume corn silk in moderate amounts.
Pregnant women should consult doctor before drinking corn silk as that might lead to miscarriage.