• Corn silk has been used as diuretic, antilithiasic, uricosuric, and antiseptic in many parts of the world.
  • It is used for the treatment of edema as well as for cystitis, gout, diabetes mellitus, kidney stones, nephritis, and prostatitis.
  • Corn kernel is considered to be diuretic and a mild stimulant.
  • Corn is a good emollient poultice and is used for ulcers, wounds sore, swelling and rheumatic pains.
  • An infusion of parched corn is taken for nausea and vomiting in many diseases.
  • Decoction of fresh or dried stalk, cob as well as corn silk is used as a diuretic in Philippines.
  • Decoction of roots, leaves, and corn silk is used for dysuria, bladder complaints, and bedwetting.
  • Corn silk has been used for fluid retention and jaundice in China.
  • Decoction of pith of cob as tea is used for stomach complaints.
  • Corn silk has been used for treating urinary and venereal diseases and in cardiac and renal dropsy in Europe.


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