Corn silk tea is made from fresh or dried corn silk and is used as a naturopathic remedy to treat a variety of conditions related to the urinary tract.
One cup of corn silk tea may be taken up to three times a day for one week.
Corn silk tea may be used to help treat urinary tract infections, kidney stones, gonorrhea and inflammation of the bladder.
Corn silk tea helps reduces irritation in the urinary tract and its antiseptic properties eliminate toxins in the kidneys and bladder. Corn silk tea also acts as a diuretic, decreasing fluid retention within the body which may lower blood pressure. Corn silk tea contains vitamin K, which has been shown to improve the body’s blood clotting ability.
Corn silk tea may increase the production of bile, which improves liver functionality.
People taking Lasix should not use corn silk tea.
Corn silk used for corn silk tea is harvested during the summer and is then separated from the corn cob and dried.