I live in Oklahoma where legend has it that the corn grows as high as an elephant's eye. And yet, I have not met a single person who had ever successfully grown their own corn in the back yard.
So, we have to look elsewhere to find corn that is not part of some one's science experiment, just good old fashioned (organic) corn.
Corn has been around since the dawn of America. Not surprisingly then, it has been used not just for food, but also medicinally. When you peel off the husks, do not toss that corn silk! Freeze it and keep it on hand to make tea. Here is a list of all the benefits on corn silk tea. (Note: I have not tried any of these yet. Just sharing what I have learned on the fascinating subject)
Corn silk tea targets the bladder, gal bladder and liver, as such, 3-4 cups a day are rumored to help with the following:
- A natural remedy for Urinary Tract and Bladder Infections.
- Protection from harmful effects of over the counter medicines.
- Helps you flush out toxins from the body and reduce water retention
- Aids in weight loss
- Relieves arthritis pain
- Helps with Jaundice
- Lowers blood pressure
- Keeps gall bladder health
- Can aid in bed wetting
To make the tea:
Cut off the tips of the corn and carefully remove the husks. Gently remove the silk from the ears. You can use fresh corn silk for this or dry it for future use.
Tune in next time for a recipe for corn silk conditioner. You'll love it!
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