Have you noticed those little fibers on corn on the cob? Usually when we eat corn, we throw them out without realizing they have medicinal properties.
Recent studies show that corn silk tea can be even healthier than corn itself.
That’s because it has anti-inflammatory properties that help clear your urinary tract and fight colds and mucus.
In addition, it’s highly recommended for those who suffer from kidney and bladder diseases.
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Corn silk can also help a lot with rheumatic diseases since it eliminates toxins through your urine.
It’s great at relieving kidney pain, accumulating fluid in the body, and improving liver health.
Corn silk does all of this because it’s a strong natural diuretic.
This is why it contributes positively towards the prevention and treatment of various health problems that come from fluid accumulation. Corn silk tea can reduce kidney cramps and improve kidney function, as well as prevent the appearance of kidney stones. Corn silk also has potent anti-inflammatory properties, making it perfect for people with urinary tract infections. Its anti-inflammatory properties are also great at treating rheumatic diseases, arthritis, and gout.
Consuming this tea lowers high blood pressure, regulates cholesterol and blood sugar levels and facilitates coagulation. If you’re overweight due to fluid retention, this tea can be a great ally during your weight loss journey.
Now that you know all of the benefits of corn silk, you must be wondering how to consume it.
The most recommended way is through corn silk tea.
Here’s what you do:
1 teaspoon of dried corn silk (preferably organic corn);;
1 cup of water.
Put the corn silk in the water and let it sit for a few minutes.
Once the time is up, strain the water. If you don’t like the taste, add a few drops of lemon juice.
If you need measurements in order to make large quantities, use 25g (something around 1 tablespoon) of corn silk for each liter of water. It’s recommended that you drink this tea throughout the day.
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