July 30, 2016

Corn Silk

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What other names is Corn Silk known by?

Barbe de Maïs, Blé d'Inde, Cheveux de Maïs, Indian Corn, Maidis Stigma, Maïs Violet, Maize Silk, Purple Corn, Seda de Maíz, Soie de Maïs, Stigma Maydis, Yu Mi Xiu, Zea, Zea mays.

What is Corn Silk?

The long shiny fibers at the top of an ear of corn are called corn silk. Corn silk is used as a medicine.

Corn silk is used for bladder infections, inflammation of the urinary system, inflammation of the prostate, kidney stones, and bedwetting. It is also used to treat congestive heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, fatigue, and high cholesterol levels.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Bedwetting.
  • Bladder infections.
  • Inflammation of the prostate.
  • Inflammation of the urinary system.
  • Kidney stones.
  • Congestive heart failure.
  • Diabetes.
  • Fatigue.
  • High blood pressure.
  • High cholesterol levels.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of corn silk for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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