Corn Silk

Corn Silk

Botanical Name:

Zea mays

Common Name(s):

Corn silk


Native to Andes and Central America - Cultivated worldwide

Parts Used:

Silk or fronds

Key Actions:

  • Demulcent
  • Diuretic
  • Urinary antiseptic

Traditional Uses:

  • UTIs
  • Cystitis
  • Irritable bladder
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Chronic urethritis
  • Fluid retention
  • Pressure incontinence
  • Bedwetting
  • Jaundice


Generally considered safe.


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