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Multiple Health Benefits

More than a few surprises

The beneficial ingredients of corn silk include potassium, vitamin C and K and the flavonoid maysin, allantoin, mucilage, and saponins.

Corn silk tea may help in the treatment of urinary tract infections, cystitis, prostatitis, as well as bladder infections. It may also help in reducing irritants. A little corn tea to combat medicines you take for pain for example. When we take prescription and over the counter medicines we are filling our body with chemicals that cause side effects. Corn tea may protect you from many side effects if you believe the benefits that are claimed.

Corn silk has its base at the leaf spiral at the end of the ear. Its function is the collection of pollen that fertilizes each seed. Corn silk is not food but it is a traditional herbal medicine in treatment for urinary disorders. Corn silk tea may help reduce the retention of fluids in the body. This helps detoxify and flush out toxins in the body. It may help in the treatment of prostate disorders; the treatment of jaundice; relieve arthritis; help lower blood pressure or help in healing of wounds and skin ulcers.

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I have personal knowledge of the help it brought me with terrible back pain. The pain was almost scary it was so bad and going from my back right through my stomach it seemed and I have no appendix not having that worry so I decided to try the tea because the pain really was becoming excruciating but it was night and who wants to visit ER if you don't have to?

Since it was late night and I am not really crazy about the corn silk flavor alone I added a pack of Sleepytime Tea and a tablespoon of raw honey. I boiled about a half cup loose corn silk in a pint or slightly more of water then turned it down to seep a few minutes on simmer. Since my cup was small I had two cups but the very first one eased the pain and the second one made it go away and I slept through the night pain free. I think it suggests here somewhere and if not I read it in another study; that you should continue the tea a couple or three times a day for several days so I did about twice a day. So there you go; a personal knowledge I will not soon forget!

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

— Hippocrates

Beautiful corn silk

Just the feel and beauty of the silk lets you know it must have some benefit!
Just the feel and beauty of the silk lets you know it must have some benefit! | Source

Research and Sampling

Someone mentioned corn silk in passing a few weeks back and I was so interested I have been finding out as much as I can and have been having the tea almost daily. A friend gave some of my tea water to her small dog with bladder or kidney problems, whichever it was it was not diagnosed, but she said the tea does seem to help her dog. There are no bad side effects to anyone’s knowledge so if you have an animal with these problems you may want to try it or for an adult. I think there is probably much we miss getting and what can it hurt? Many medicines we take approved by the food and drug administration; hurt body organs, so if we find small (or not so small) helps like this, what does it hurt to try? I use celery seed to combat the bad effects of Tylenol or that type pain reliever and the pain in my side I associated with kidney although there was no diagnoses there either it is always relieved by the corn silk tea and in fact has completely gone away now that I continue the tea on a regular basis.

Used in Mmake-up for Silkiness.

Ear of corn

Organically grown. No additives or bug killers of chemical content.
Organically grown. No additives or bug killers of chemical content. | Source

Corn shucks

The protector of the corn.
The protector of the corn. | Source

Shucks!

Personally, I peel back the shucks and grasp the dried end of the corn silk; pull down toward the bottom of the ear of corn making sure the ear tip divides the corn silk, therefore making a cleaner more perfect removal.

This removes almost all the silk except for a trace which you can pluck or not. I usually will pluck just a little since it takes only seconds.

This silk is so beautiful and the feel of it lets you know why they use this in make-up! It truly is softer than a baby's bottom!

Such a gorgeous green too, I have never seen another green like it.

Drink Your Corn Water.

Corn tea!

Corn fields. Look at all this valuable silk that goes to waste that could be doing so much good!
Corn fields. Look at all this valuable silk that goes to waste that could be doing so much good! | Source

Ever think of drinking your corn water? Yes, the water you have boiled your corn in? How much good do we toss out? For those who have marked corn off your list so are not apt to have corn silk you may want to know some new found facts. Yes it is like the egg all over again. Corn has been taking a bad rap for diabetes which is now proven to be silliness with the very minute amount of sugar in corn versus all the many benefits. For those too who do not know how to fix the perfect ear of corn for eating; you simply put the ears in boiling water, leave two minutes at most and remove. Perfect! I usually just have the one ear so I spin it around with a fork or knife in boiling water a few times to make sure it is heated through and take it out. Always juicy and sweet. I then add my silk from that one ear (recipes I have seen call for a handful) turn off the water and let it seep until I finish my dinner (most say 10 minutes). Since it is a cooling process I can't see that it matters. You will want to add any sweetener or additional ingredients before cooling too. I sometimes add a tea and since this seems a special event I make it a calming chamomile with a tiny bit of raw honey. I put them in jars with lids and it always makes three plus pint jars doing me three days.

A single strand of silk does not make a thread, nor a single tree a forest.

— Unknown

Benefits

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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Corn Silk Tea

Little known fact

Every strand of corn silk comes from a kernel of the corn!

The purpose of the cornsilk is to catch the pollen and can be used fresh or dried.Used to treat infection in urinary and genital system such as prostatitis, urethritis, and cystitus. Bed wetting (should be used a few hours before bedtime) and irritation of the bladder are other uses and is said to reduce kidney stones.

Dosage

For children as a method of treating enuresis (bed wetting) it is also a good substitute to antibiotics when treating a urinary infection resulting from bacteria. This is a great natural alternative to antibiotics which should have guarded use as we all know today to not become immune to the benefits we need from antibiotics. Corn silk also helps treat inflammation in the bladder and is usually taken in tea up to three times daily. Corn silk tinctures are an alternative 3 to 6 ml of tincture taken three times daily. According to the PhytoMed Health Group, there are additional benefits including the treatment of obesity, disorders of the prostate, carpel tunnel syndrome, boils from the skin and PMS.

Some recipes call for boiling 10 to 15 minutes some for steeping 10 to 15 minutes. To many of us corn silk is so new and I think we will just have to try our own samples to see how they work for us. I personally go for the steep as with all teas. I think a hard boil may kill many of the benefits.

Many of the doses call for tea three times a day, so if you are working on a cure or cause you may want to make more and since most people make more than one ear of corn you will want to add more silk in more water to make some up for a day or two. If you don't like using the corn water then I understand and you can make it with just silk. I just figure if the corn and silk is good then no doubt the cob is too and my cat likes them and since there is so little butter I am sure I get it all it must be something nutritious since she is so picky and a great 17 years old. Really I do judge things like that. Animals know by instinct and she will drink the tea water too.

We should all know by now from the dry weather the price of corn will probably soon skyrocket so you may want to put you some silk back. (It is still early enough to plant some corn!) I keep the dark silk separate from the light and keep in tightly capped jars and I also zip lock both kinds and freeze it. Just in a few weeks I have a lasting supply but you may want to quickly start on that. I do not rinse or wet the silk in jars or frozen and even that I have had for many weeks looks pretty much as it did when I saved it. It will go in boiling water so I see no need to worry about rinsing or washing.

Can you imagine how much silk it thrown away by grocery stores?

Corn silk comes in different forms if you want to buy capsules or powder but I recommend as I am sure most would; in all things, to use fresh when you can. You have no doubt you are getting something if you fix it yourself.

Good health!

* Corn silk has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Thank you for sharing this information. This should help a lot of people too. God Bless You.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you so much stars, I truly hope it will. It sounds very promising.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Alastar, I do believe it too and I am still experimenting with it. So far it's a winner.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

Very interesting. I had no idea. Thanks.


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pals002 4 years ago

Thanks for this interesting sharing on the benefits of corn silks. This is something new to me and certainly no harm in trying out this natural remedy for urinary tract infections and pain relief etc.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Glimmer Twin Fan, you are welcome, thank you!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

palsoo2, it is really looking promising, thanks for reading!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks Frank, I have looked forward to sharing this one, it looks very good to me.


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mperrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

I've been treating my Old English Sheepdog with cornsilk in capsule form. She was suffering from some urinary incontinence, even though she is a young dog (just turned 5). I read that corn silk helped control the problem, and tried it. It has worked great, and she no longer has any problems. Anyhow, good article!


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend, thanks for all this great information i did not know about all the great benefits of corn silk before .

Well done ! Vote up and more !!!


Robertr04 4 years ago from Detroit,Mi.

Great to see your hub. My wife and I being herbalists have used cornsilk for years too treat clients. When used in combination with uva ursi (bear berry) and gravel root, even more potent and extensive in treatments of various concerns. Keep it up.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

mperrottet- Thank you so much for letting us know about the capsules, so we know now those do indeed work. Have you thought about making your own or are you more comfortable know a recommended dosage for a specific ailment?


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you kashmir I am really excited about this hub, this sounds like a miracle natural remedy and one I know has helped me and seeing results where it is helping others. With prostrate problems being what it is today I would love to have ones that concern try this out, but then it seems good for so many things. Always love your visits, thanks so much!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Robertr04 I would love to look into that. I will hunt you down as soon as I get time.


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mperrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

Jacklie - in answer to your question "Have you thought about making your own or are you more comfortable know a recommended dosage for a specific ailment?" - No, I never considered making my own because it is such a cheap supplement to buy, and seems to be working. We get 100 capsules for about $4.00. I break open the capsule and sprinkle it in my dog's food - 1 in the morning and 2 at night. Seems to work great.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you mperrottet. That is a great price and this is what I want to accomplish with this hub, get ones in who have tried corn silk, find out what for when I can and if it has helped. I have read many differing things so word of mouth of people we know are real and not selling it is the best way, thank you!


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Fascinating read, Jackie! I had no idea about these health benefits. I love fresh corn and will have to give your suggestions a try. I really need to get some books on natural remedies and learn a few things. That or simply read your excellent hubs. I think I'll read your hubs! Thanks for sharing this Jackie.


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Jackie,

This is really a great hub and only my Grandmother knight would have known about this---as she knew all about herbs, root and teas.

Now, you have made me think of her--thanks for that sweet thought.

A very informative hub.

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi Purvis


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Rick, so glad you stopped by. I really am into natural remedies and they truly are the thing to look into before age grabs us, you know? There really are so many things we can do to protect ourselves, hope you will look into it.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Purvis. Glad I made you think of your sweet granny.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for sharing. I have heard and use it as a seasoning.. until this report


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Mhatter.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

The whole notion of corn silk is new to me Jackie. As you say, if there are no bad side effects then why not try it. Thanks for the informative read.


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healthwealthmusic 4 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

I never actually read all the info on corn silk before, thanks for sharing it! I know that my mother did keep some dried corn silk on hand and used it to make tea sometimes. I do think she used it for bladder/urinary problems. I personally was not fond of the taste...


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

This hub is so fascinating. I never imagined something like corn silk could be quite beneficial to our bodies. Rated up and awesome!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi Jackie, I don't think I have ever heard of corn silk being used this way before, but if its good for urinary infections etc then that sounds great, I love learning about all these new natural foods and drinks for our bodies, as you said over the counter medicine can cause side effects and other damage so this is great!


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Glad it works for you, Jackie. Will all the pill hype from the FDA, it just makes sense to use the purest and simplest items to stay healthy. Voted up and awesome.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

This is amazing. I never heard of this before but I will be trying it out.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Christy, it really looks to be a valuable natural remedy.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

healthwealthmusic - I prefer it with another tea and a little honey, I find it easier to get down, not that it is bad but just blah, alone.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Om - I never knew it either until a few months back and the very first samples showed me it was indeed beneficial and I am making it a regular in my diet. Thanks so much for the vote!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Nell that really is so true, I don't take as many tylenols as I use to but still they all have bad effects and if we can counter act those things then why not? Thanks for reading!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

aviannovice - That is true and I have been really after herbal or natural for about three years now and this is one of the most thrilling that does so much! Thanks for reading!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

shiningirisheyes - Oh I sure hope you will! I think all men should make it a regular for sure with prostrate problems being what it is today. I have a brother-in-law who has been plagued for years and if corn silk can save just one man from what he has been through this hub is certainly worth that. Thanks for your visit!


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Teylina 4 years ago

This is a great "old-time" remedy 2012 style! You've made it so clear and easy. It amazes me that so many people take chemicals (meds) without asking about ingredients, effects, etc. I was told to try this some years ago (worked), but now my potassium level is a little high, and had decided to stay there (not good) and, having had some blood "issues," (last couple of years), I can no longer use the K ! But you are so right to point everyone in the right direction--au naturalle! Always best! Your explanation and easy-to-follow directions are awesome!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Teylina, I understand, I had high potassium too for awhile and even wrote a hub on it if you haven't read it. I hope you can go off whatever is causing your high since it can be so dangerous. I simply changed a medicine and now I have to worry no more. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Thanks so much, Jackie. I will remember hearing about corn silk tea for the first time from my friend Jackie. I NEVER heard of it before, and I am somewhat of a health food nut, so I am surprised. Thanks!


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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona

I had no idea corn silk was so beneficial. It just breaks my heart that the corn crops this year have been negatively impacted by drought conditions. What a invaluable resource you have provided, Jackie! Voted up, useful and interesting!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Rebecca, I was surprised too but I now know it is a good thing. Whether it does all these things or not is yet to be seen, but i sure hope so!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

lindacee, yes the corn crop will hurt things, that is why I encourage people to get a supply up. I do know it will last for months. None of what I have stored shows any sign of ruining. Now we know from one comment that the powder capsules is a good buy and works but that will no doubt go up in price too. So glad you liked the info!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I just learned about the benefits of corn silk last week, when a friend was diagnosed with cystitis. Her doctor recommended drinking corn silk tea, so I went to the market and gathered a bagful of the silks. This week the inflammation seems to be under control and she's feeling much better. I'm a believer in the benefits of this treatment, and it's fascinating to me that corn silks also contain potassium and Vitamins C & K. Thank you for sharing this invaluable information! Voted up and shared.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

What a lot of food for thought here! The silks are so beautiful that it only makes sense that they would be useful. Thanks for this informative post.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you so much Vespawoolf! This is just what we need...testimonials....to benefit many. You are welcome for all the information I can get out there and thanks again sooo much for yours!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

RTalloni- I am right noe experimenting with the silkiness of corn silk and hope to have a report on that soon. Thanks.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

This is a new one for me! I had never heard of the benefits of corn silk--very informative!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Audrey, yes, I am so excited about this one. It is for now anyway, easy to get our hands on and very easy to consume and showing so much promise.


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ignugent17 4 years ago

I just put them in the bin. I did not know that this is useful too. Good information and people are really using alternative medicine now a days. Thanks for sharing Jackie Lynnley.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

This is new to me. As most people, we usually just throw this out. It's amazing at how simple things like corn silk can increase a healthy lifestyle's outlook. Voted interesting and useful.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

ignugent - I am using this and several other natural remedies. Wish I had done so years ago. Thanks for reading!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you teaches and it is amazing. I have some brewing this minute. I miss a day now and then but most days I have a little along with my other teas, which have kept me from colds and flu for years I feel sure.


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Teylina 4 years ago

Jackie, just saw your comment to me and I'm soooo glad it's worked out. I've been battling getting rid of man-made crap for two years (can't believe I'm fortunate enough to have drs who have agreed and cooperated--!) Wish you could recommend something to bring it down? It seems elusive. Unfortunately, now I'm trying to figure out which natural substance is putting weight on! (down to 2 pharmaceuticals from 18, so I'm getting there!) Got to check your research hubs against mine! So glad you wrote this!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Oh Teylina the best to do is find out how to raise it and avoid all those! If a medicine is causing it get off it because I am telling you I think many people have died from high potassium, through heart failure and they just simply call it a heart attack when it could have been prevented, probably pretty easily. That is how it worked out for me but it probably wouldn't have if I hadn't been aware!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very informative hub. I know that corn silk useful for our health through this hub. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up :-)

Prasetio


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Prasetio, I am glad to share this with my friends, I hope you will try it! I like it best with an added flavor though, personally.


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Teylina 4 years ago

Jackie, I love your hubs because I am "aware." I almost went to Clayton's in Atlanta for training in the early '70's, and I'm still wishing I had! You are so right about the potassium, etc. I will let you know one of the top heart teams in the country has worked with me and my m.d.-alternative medicine to get me off all possible drugs. Rare to find an m.d. with alternative credentials. I also do a great deal of personal research, and, as great as the internet is I don't rely on it. I still use a lot of reference books. Anyway, I've gone from 21 meds to 2 by persistence. But I do have to be careful of the alternatives also! Do a hub on nettle. It's awesome, but I've lost my fave reference on it! Please, please, please keep your hubs coming. I can never get enough of this type.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Teylina, it is great to have others come by who do know the alternatives are real! I sure know about the being careful too! The great thing about something like corn silk tea though is that it would be very rare to hurt anyone. I have more written on the potassium I really need to get up.

Again, thanks!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

sgbrown -I sure hope you do, it really works, next time I am going to experiment with it some on the skin.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

b.Malin - thank you so much, I am really excited about it too, and it is on my menu for good!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Wow, Jackie, I had no idea that corn silk can be beneficial to your health. What an interesting, eye opening article. Thanks for letting us in on that.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Cyndii you are welcome, I couldn't wait to share but I wanted to try it a few weeks to make sure it had no adverse affects and that it did help with what I was taking it for, which was pain I suspected was kidney related and I am not kidding that it helped almost immediately. So now since I assume you don't use it every day of your life, I just make it up and drink between a cupful and glassful every day for a few days since silk off one cob makes more than a half gallon for me. I share it sometimes so drink less and if I was having some serious problems I would do the three times a day. If I were a man with what prostrate problems are getting to be I would definitely work this into my diet on a regular bases.


stessily 4 years ago

Jackie, It's nice to see corn silk in the spotlight. I agree with you about not throwing out the water after boiling; I set it aside to add to purées and stews or to reuse for rice, barley, etc., so there's a nice accumulation of flavors. Great idea about sharing it with your kittycat!

Appreciatively, Stessily


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you stessily and what a great idea using the water for other things! We can get so much info from each other that we just would never have thought of! I love that idea! I have to try that right away, that is how I know I will never forget, if I go ahead and actually do something, and besides once those corn prices go up we will need all the silk put back we can and so use the water now and the silk later. Thank you for coming by!


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Interesting. I am always fascinated about natural remedies for improving health. Never heard of corn silk tea. I'll have to make some the next time I buy corn on the cob and see if I can share with my cat...he is "open" to "sampling" new flavors if they pass his sniff test!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Scribenet- I think your cat will like it and if he is having problems I am sure you can slip a couple tablespoon in his food now and then to help him out. I need to make some today, thanks for reminding me. I need to put some in my cats water again. There are so many goodies anymore I need to keep a list!


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justthemessenger 4 years ago from The Great Midwest

Great article. And to think, I've been throwing the silk away all this time.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

justthemessanger - I know, who would have guessed it! I just finished making a pot to do me a few days, barely sweetened with honey because I usually mix it with my tea or apple cider I have daily which is already sweet. Thanks for reading!


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mperrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

I just did an article on how effective corn silk was as a treatment for my Old English Sheepdog's urinary incontinence problem. I added your article as a link at the bottom, since I thought you had lots of good information about corn silk in general.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Well mperrottet, I am leaving in a few minutes so can't do it now but I will add yours to mine also as soon as I can. I hope people really will take this serious because I know it works. I can't say it does everything claimed but if others say it then it is worth a try I believe. Thank you!


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Jackie... you always surprise me with the subjects you choose. We are right in the peek of corn season here right now and I will be saving all this silk now... smiles.

Voted up and across the board, thanks for this...

Hugs from Canada


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Rolly, and with the price of corn expected to soar I have a good lot back! I am a poet first and foremost but I am really into natural remedies and have been for years so when I hear of a new one I like to try it first if possible and then tell everyone about it first hand! This one will be hard to get later I suspect but if one knew a produce person I bet much silk gets tossed!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Well lord de cross as long as we have had doctors making money on medicines and sick people, all true medicine has fallen by the wayside! Thanks for the visit.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

Pertinent and helpful tips offered about corn silk. In case some do not know of this, it is good for UTI inflammation as an old Indian remedy, and it tastes mildly like corn - a pleasing tea taste. Your shucking and storing of the silk is interesting also, a great tip! Thanks for sharing the tips here.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you frogyfish, I use this and it really is a good thing, thanks for your input!


Deb Welch 3 years ago

Thank you for this information - I never had a clue that corn silk was so medicinal. My dad used to tell me - people smoked corn silk in a pipe. My cat whenever I had ears of corn in the refrigerator she would rob the corn silk and snack. Then I would give her some with her cat food. I will try this product as it sounds as if it could help. Useful, Awesome, & Interesting.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Deb, I try to keep a little of the tea made sitting in the fridge to add a little to my other teas, juices, etc. You know what they say about an ounce of prevention?


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Wow, Jackie, I missed this awesome hub here full of great information for one's health. I never knew all of the great benefits of corn silk, but I do now. Oh, I am so thrilled it helps with your severe pain dear one!

I am so glad to know of this and will share this information with all those I know for sure, especially those who have chronic pain.

Up and more and sharing

Hugs,

Faith Reaper


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Faith; it truly has been proven to me! I use to add it to my first two or three days of tea I make up but have slacked off that, I think I need to start it back. I have enough corn silk now to do forever! It is so easy to dry out and store but I like to use it fresh sometimes too, just in case it has a little extra something.


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Hmmmm...very interesting. I think I have heard faintly of corn silk tea, but that's about it. This is a real eye opener. Thanks!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks rebecca and I hope you will give it a try. If you have a need for it right now instead of just adding to your drinks or tea for health, I recommend it hot but you will probably want to add regular tea with it, I just can't get use to drinking corn silk water alone! lol Wish I could.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

wheelinallover- Thank you so much for that; I hope you have an article on it too! I would love to know how she stored or preserved it? I freeze it green and dried but no sure knowledge on this.

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