Corn silk for health | LifePress magazine

You probably already know that corn silk is the best for urinary tract problems, but these are not its only beneficial properties. Find out how to use corn silk, but also how to make alcohol and glycerine tincture from it.

Urinary tract

It is always good to repeat how corn silk has a beneficial effect on the urinary tract. You collect the corn “beard” and dry it in the sun (covered with cheesecloth) or in a dehydrator. You prepare the tea by steeping 1 tablespoon of dry corn silk in a cup of boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes. (Keep covered). Add honey as desired and you can drink 3 cups a day. You can give tea to children if they have problems with urination at night or to people who have a urinary tract infection. Avoid this tea before going to bed.

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By the way, corn silk tea is also good against kidney stones or some kidney infections – you should drink it every day, at least one cup. (Also juice from zave can help you with problems with urination and for better functioning of the kidneys and bladder. In the text Time for zave juice! read how to make it).

Against clogging of blood vessels

In this case, you soak up to 30 grams of dried corn silk in water per day. You drink that tea during the day. But, do not use it if you are already using some anti-clogging drugs.

In food

You don’t have to use corn silk exclusively in the form of tea. You can add fresh corn silk to salads, chopped, soups, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables.

There have been no indications of any side effects, but as with any food or medicine, moderation is always advised.

Alcohol tincture

Fill up ¼ of a smaller jar with fresh chopped corn silk, pour a drink with a higher percentage of alcohol (such as vodka) almost to the top and close with a lid. Leave in a cool and dark place for 6 weeks – shake occasionally. You take 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon a couple of times a day with a full spoonful of honey (although honey is optional). The shelf life is more than a year.

Glycerin tincture

To preserve fresh corn silk, you can also use vegetable glycerin (this tincture is more suitable for children, because it does not contain alcohol). Mix glycerin and corn silk in a ratio of 2:1 in a blender. Pour into jars and leave in a dark and cool place for two weeks – shake occasionally. After the glycerin, strain through a strainer or thicker cheesecloth. You also take a maximum of half a teaspoon several times a day (for small children, reduce the dose). The shelf life is one year.

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