Corn silk is a natural corn fiber commonly used in traditional Chinese and Native American medicines.
Research is limited, but some scientific studies suggest that it may help in reducing inflammation, blood sugar and blood pressure.
Corn silk is likely safe for most people, but you should consult your medical practitioners before taking it.
Corn silk is the long, silky threads that grow on corncobs. Even though it’s often discarded when corn is prepared for eating, it may have several medical applications.
It is also used to treat prostrate problems, malaria, heart diseases and many more. Corn silk may be used fresh but is often dried before being consumed as a tea or extract.
Key benefits Of Corn Silk
(1) It reduces cholesterol
(2) It’s an effective treatment for high blood pressure
(3) It’s serves as a good treatment for malaria
(4) Used for bladder infections
(5) Aids in weight loss
(6) It can help manage kidney problems
How To Prepare Corn Silk Tea
It is easy to make a delicious cup of this healing tea in your kitchen. All you need is fresh or dried corn silk, water, boiling pot, teapot and flavors.
(Dried corn silk can still be used to make this tea but fresh corn silk is more effective)
• Boil water to 100 degrees Celsius.
• In a teapot, place about a quarter cup of corn silk and pour one cup of boiling water. If you have already dried and made a powder or corn silk, add two teaspoons to your teapot.
• Allow the corn silk to steep for 10 minutes and ensure your teapot is sealed with a lid.
• After that, strain your tea into a mug and drink 3 cups a day. You can add your preferred flavor such as lime or lemon to make your tea more flavorful. If you want to sweeten it, you can add honey.
• You can also add fresh ginger root to your tea as it steeps to enhance the flavor of your drink. This not only makes it more delicious but also boosts it’s health benefits.
• Avoid adding milk to this tea as it hinders the health benefits of tannins in it.
• For people who prefer taking a cold beverage, you can wait for your corn silk tea to cool down and serve it over ice in hot afternoons.
Make the most if this tea by adding more healthy flavors such as lemon, ginger, honey and others.
Source; opera news