Cornsilk has been used for hundreds of years by the Native Americans as a natural remedy for a wide variety of ailments. Cornsilk contains high amounts of vitamin k and in combination with different herbs can be an effective treatment mechanism.
The most common medicinal use of cornsilk is for the treatment of urinary tract infections. Cornsilk is a very promising alternative to the antibiotic treatment of cornsilk because excessive use of antibiotics causes resistance among the bacteria as well as complications. Cornsilk helps to treat urinary tract infections by reducing inflammation in the bladder and urethra (Crosswell). It has been also shown to help treat bedwetting which is normally due to inflammation in the bladder.
Cornsilk is also used to treat and prevent kidney stones in adults as it can be used as a soothing diurentic for irritation in the urinary tract infection (Cornsilk Effects, Cornsilk Use, Health Benefits).
There are no known side effects to consuming cornsilk
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