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Corn silk has been used for centuries as
an herbal remedy. It is the silky, yellow threads that grow between the
leaves and ears of corn. Corn silk is the long styles and stigmata of the
flower pistils. The stigmas are the fine soft, yellowish threads from the
female flowers. Analysis reveals high amounts of silicon, potassium,
calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus minerals in corn silk. It is also
an excellent source of B vitamins and PABA.
Corn silk helps rid the body of the ammonia order in the urine. It is good for chronic urinary disorders and will alleviate painful urination due to the prostate gland problems. It reduces uric acid build up. Since it is rich in vitamin K it is said to help uterine contractions in childbirth and slows down bleeding after the baby is born. It will bring the contractions back during childbirth if the labor stops.
silk has also been used as a remedy for heart trouble, jaundice, malaria,
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