[July 23, 2020: Saxon]
Corn silk is used fresh and dried. Indian experts said the portal Bold Sky, why it is useful to use.
Reduces inflammation. Chronic inflammation may provoke the development of heart disease, diabetes, cancer. Corn stigma extract is saturated in magnesium – a mineral that regulates the body’s inflammatory response. It can stop the activity of the main inflammatory compounds.
Reduces the level of blood sugar. Animal studies have shown that corn silk have a pronounced antidiabetic effect
Prevents oxidative damage. Corn fiber contain antioxidants that can prevent cellular damage by free radicals and causes oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the cause of several chronic diseases, including cardiac, Oncology.
Improves heart health. It was established that flavonoids of corn silk reduces the levels of cholesterol low-density lipoprotein (LDL), triglycerides, total cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of atherosclerosis
Reduces high blood pressure. Stigmas act as a diuretic and remove excess fluid from the body helps to treat high blood pressure.
Helps to lose weight. Drinking tea from corn silk increases the feeling of satiety, activates the metabolism, facilitates the removal of waste from the body.
Supports brain activity. The tool has a neuroprotective effect, which may help to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Helps in the treatment of urinary tract infection. Such infection may occur in any part of the urinary system, kidneys, bladder, or urethra. Tea drink helps with inflammation involving these organs.
How to make tea from corn silk
Boil a Cup of water, add a handful of fresh silk.
Cook for a few minutes and let it brew.
When the water becomes brownish, strain the tea.
Add a little lemon juice to enhance the flavor and aroma.
Experts warn that if you are allergic to corn and some drugs (diuretics, funds from diabetes, high blood pressure, blood thinners) should avoid its use.