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Corn Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Zea Mays
Hindi Name
Makaai, Makka, Makaa, Bhutta, Challi
Chinese Name
Zhen Zhu Mi, Bio Gu, Bio Lu

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Nature of


Parts Used

Grains, Stem, Hairs

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Corn

It may cause Skin Rashes and Itching.
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Corn is a fruit of a plant.
It is an annual.
It grows in temperate and tropical climates.
It grows up to 5 M.
Best used for Indigestion.



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Materia Medica for Corn

Corn General

Corn ( Maize ) is associated to the Poaceae family. Besides the yummy taste, corn possesses many health benefits.
Corn is effective in promoting healthy digestion. Corn contains both soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fibers restrict the absorption of Cholesterol in the body. Insoluble fibers soften the stool make it easily pass through the intestines. Thus, Corn inhibits Constipation and prevents Intestinal Diseases.
Corn contains Iron which is needed for the development of Red Blood Cells. It is beneficial in curing the Iron Deficiency called Anemia.
The Carbohydrates present in Corn improve the energy level in the body and fight fatigue.
Corns improve the functioning of the Brain and the Nervous system.
The presence of LDL ( Bad ) Cholesterol in the body leads to Heart problems and Cardiovascular diseases. Corn effectively lowers LDL cholesterol in the body which rises due to the high intake of unhealthy food. Corn consists of Vitamin C, Carotenoids and Bioflavonoids which improve the level of HDL ( Good ) Cholesterol and keep the Heart healthy. It improves Blood circulation which regulates the functioning of the organs. It prevents from Atherosclerosis and free radical damage.
Corn is a wonderful option for people who want to gain weight. This high calorie content provides strength to the body and builds strong bones.
It is a source of Magnesium which is essential for strengthening the Connective tissues. Magnesium regulates the level of blood sugar in the body. It breaks down the fat to form energy.
Corn is a good herbal remedy in improving the Blurred Vision. The presence of Carotenoids reduces the risk of age related vision problems like Macular Degeneration and Visual Impairment.
It fights Cancer and destroys the Cancer causing free radicals. It reduces the tumor growth in the Breasts and the Lung.
The richness of Folic Acid makes Corn beneficial for a pregnant women. It improves the growth of the baby and reduces the risk of the deformities. The regular consumption of Corn keeps the mother and the baby healthy.
The Corn plays a vital role in providing a healthy and glowing Skin. The presence of antioxidants protect the Skin from free radical damage and UV radiations. It enhances the production of collagen which provides a smooth and soft Skin. The external application soothes the Skin and cures the problems like Skin Rash and Skin Irritation.
The daily intake of Corn rejuvenates the Hair follicles. Corn Oil keeps the Hair follicles hydrated and improves the Hair growth. It prevents the Hair dryness and premature graying of Hair. A massage with warm Corn Oil combats the problem of brittle Hair.

Caution: Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Keywords: Constipation, Intestinal Disease, Anemia, Cardiovascular Diseases, Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, Macular Degeneration, Cancer, Rashes
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Corn starch for Hyperpigmentation

Apply Cornstarch directly to the affected area.

Cornstarch for Diaper Rash

Cornstarch is in powdered form. It is easily available in the market. Sprinkle it on affected areas. Its moisture absorbing tendency helps to cure Diaper Rashes.

Corn ( Makaai ) for Gout

Boil half a bowl of Corn ( Makaai ). Sprinkle Lemon ( Nimbo ) and Salt. Consume once a day.

Corn ( Makaai ) for Uremia

Corn ( Makaai in India ) helps in proper urination and detoxification of the blood. It supports the proper functioning of the Kidney and treat Uremia.
Prepare an infusion by adding 2 to 3 teaspoons of Corn in a cup of water. Have it daily.

Corn ( Makaai ) for Athlete's Foot

First, Rub a few amount of Corn ( Makaai ) flour on your feet. then, heat up the oven to 330 degrees. Put 2 cups of Corn flour onto a plate and put it in the oven. Heat it till it to brownish. Rub it on your feets and toes. Leave it for 10 minutes. Dry out your feet with a clean towel. Repeat it regularly to prevent fungal infections
Note : Wash off your hands after the application unless it effects worse.
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Herbal Treatment For Ulcers 5

Burn the leaves of Jackfruit, Corn and Coconut Shell together. Mix Coconut oil to make paste. Apply over the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Urticaria 2

Take 1/2 cup baking Soda and 1/2 cup of Corn starch. Mix them well. Put it in a bath tub. Soak the body in this water for about half an hour. Repeat the process twice a week

Herbal Treatment For Blemishes 5

Soak equal quantity of Almond and White Corn overnight. Grind it to make paste. Apply it on your face Spots.

Herbal Treatment For Melasma 4

Take the following herbs :
Orange : Peels : Dried : Powdered : 1/2 teaspoon
Corn : Makaai : Flour : 1 teaspoon
Olive : Jaitun : Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Yogurt : Dahi : 1 teaspoon
Mix all. Beat well. Apply over affected area. Let it dry. Wash with normal water.
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