Corn silk is the hair-like strands found under the green outer covering of the corn. Many of us just discard it because we’re ignorant of the fact that it has numerous health benefits. This article highlights some of the wonderful benefits of corn silk.
PREVENTS KIDNEY STONES:
Kidney stones are formed due to build up of small crystals in the kidney. Corn silk helps in the proper flow of urine, which averts the accumulation of crystals. Nonetheless, it can’t remove the stone that already exists in the kidney.
ASSISTS IN BLOOD CLOTTING:
Corn silk contains vitamin K that aids blood clotting. When you get hurt, the vitamin ensures that you don’t lose too much blood from your body by helping it to clot.
CONTROLS BLOOD SUGAR:
Numerous studies have confirmed that corn silk has the potential of controlling the blood sugar levels. Besides elevating insulin levels, it also helps in the repair of damaged pancreas cells, where insulin is produced.
High cholesterol is associated with various heart diseases. Hence, you need to consume the outer corn silk to safe guard yourself from heart-related complications, as it controls the cholesterol levels in the body.
The diuretic properties of corn silk help to flush excessive fluids and toxins out of the body, hence averting the risk of Urinary tract infecting (UTI) and cardiovascular disease.
HOW TO CONSUME CORN SILK?
Here’s how to prepare corn silk for consumption:
After boiling some water, add the corn silk to it. Serve it hot or cold. Consider adding lemon juice to enrich the taste.
In a jar full of water, put your corn silk and place the jar under direct sunlight for the entire day. In the evening, add some honey to your water and drink.
You’re advised to use only organically grown corns, and consume the corn silk in moderation. If you’re pregnant, you must consult your doctor first as corn silk consumption can result in miscarriage.