Cornsilk ( Zea mays ) is conventionally grown in Hungar
AKA Corn, Corn Silk, Maishaare, Maize, Maize Tassel, Stigmata maidis,
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Further interesting reading...
Cornsilk, with the Latin name of Zea mays, is actually the female flower on a cob of corn. The tassel pollinates each piece of silk, resulting in a single kernel of corn being produced on the cob. While the corn kernels are used as food, ground into cornmeal and used as food for livestock, the dried cornsilk has many other common uses.Indications: As a soothing diuretic, Corn Silk is helpful in any irritation of the urinary system. It is used for renal problems in children and as a urinary demulcent combined with other herbs in the treatment of cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis and the like.
Ellingwood suggests Corn Silk in the following conditions: catarrhalcystitis,lithaemia (stones), bladder irritation, gonorrhoea, all catarrhal conditions of the urinary passages, dropsies due to heart disease, edema.