- Corn silk is mostly discarded but when made as tea or extract, it has surprising health benefits
- It can help in various health problems as a herbal remedy
- It can be consumed by making a tea or extract out of it
Sometimes even the most unnoticed things in the world is useful.
One good example is probably corn silk — the long, silky threads that grow on corncobs.
This part of the corn is always neglected and often thrown away but little do we know, it has a lot of health benefits.
Although there is a limited study about it, according to a report, it is used as herbal remedy for various illnesses.
It is often being consumed as a tea or extract, the report said.
Corn silk can provide antioxidants that protect the body against chr0nic conditions like di
ab etes, h eart ri sks, infl ammation, and other serious h ealth problems.
Experts say it contains magnesium, which is useful in regulating the body’s inflammatory response. It can also help lower blood sugar.
Further, it could also reduce cholesterol. However, a report also said that while corn silk has a lot of health benefits, it may not be safe for everyone, especially those who have an all
ergic reaction to corn.
It was also disclosed that corn silk is not recommended to those taking medications such as diur
etic s, blood pressure and diab etes medicine, as well as anti-infl ammatory medicines and blood thinn ers.
If you’re taking pot
assium suppl ements, an intake of corn silk tea or extract is highly discouraged.