Corn Silk (Barbe de Maïs): 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.
Corn silk contains proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It also contains chemicals which might work like water pills (diuretics), and it might alter blood sugar levels, and help reduce inflammation.
Possible contraindications: Large amount of corn silk might lower blood sugar. This could interfere with blood sugar control in people who have diabetes. Large amounts of corn silk might interfere with control of high blood pressure or low blood pressure. Large amounts of corn silk might make these blood levels of potassium that are too low. Applying lotions that contain corn silk might cause a rash, red skin, and itchiness if you are allergic to corn silk, corn pollen, or cornstarch.
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