If you are wondering what a corn silk is, a corn silk is made from fibers that can be seen inside corn husks. Fibers found inside corn husks are called stigmas and they are a part of the grass family and it can also grow up to 8 inches long. To get the corn silk out from the corn husk, the corn silk will be removed from the pollinated corn. Corn silks are then prepared through corn silk powder and/or corn silk tea. Corn silks are widely known to be effective in treating numerous medical disorders.
Corn Silk for Bedwetting
Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis is a type of sleep disorder that is commonly seen in children below 6 years of age. There are several different forms of treatments that can help in improving bedwetting problems in children, and one of which is using herbal remedies for bedwetting. Corn silk can help in effectively soothe and strengthen the urinary system, thus effectively helping in reducing frequency in wetting the bed during sleep. For children who are suffering from bedwetting, corn silk that is in tea preparation is commonly used.
Other Medical Disorders for Corn Silk
Aside from effectively reducing bedwetting frequencies in children who are suffering from nocturnal enuresis, corn silk can also ease numerous symptoms of other medical disorders. Health benefits of corn silk include but not limited to:
Easing Urinary System Disorders – Corn silk is naturally packed with potassium. Potassium is a natural diuretic and an anti-inflammatory that can be very useful in easing symptoms of various urinary system disorders. When taking corn silk, it can effectively coat the urinary system membranes, which then aids in the elimination of toxins and wastes. By flushing out toxins and wastes, the risk for infection in the urinary tract and urinary bladder will be decreased, as well as kidney stones formation.
Decrease High Blood Pressure – As mentioned above, corn silk is naturally high in potassium levels. Potassium is a natural diuretic, which can help in reducing blood pressure by flushing excess liquid out from the body. Corn silk can be effective in decreasing high blood pressure levels, since it can help in aiding the kidneys to flush out fluids thus prevention fluid retention.
Edema – Since corn silk prevent fluid retention by aiding the kidneys to flush out excess fluids, corn silk can be very effective in treating or even preventing edema from developing.