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

General Name
Corn Silk
Glycemic Index / Load
Corn Silk
Hindi Name
Bhutte Ki Muche, Bhutte Ke Baal
Chinese Name
Yu Mi Xu
Homeopathic Name
Stigmata Maydis   -   Mother Tincture

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Corn Silk Cures


Action of Corn Silk

Nutrients in Corn Silk

Taste of
Corn Silk

Nature of
Corn Silk


Parts Used

Silky Hair of the Corn, Style, Stigma

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Corn Silk

Avoid its use during pregnancy.
Avoid use if taking Diabetic, High Blood Pressure Medications.
Avoid use if already using Water Retention, Inflammation medications.

Drug Interaction :
If you are taking Corn Silk then do not take Diuretic and Anticoagulant medications.
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Corn Silk are the silky hair of the corn.
It is an annual.
It grows in tropical and subtropical regions.
It grows up to 3 M.
Best used for Bed Wetting, Prostate Enlarged.

In TCM :
Corn Silk Stigma : Yu Mi Xu
Meridians associated : Liver, Gall Bladder and Urinary Bladder


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Materia Medica for Corn Silk

Corn Silk General

Make an infusion by pouring a cup of boiling water onto 2 teaspoonfuls of the dried powdered herb.
Infuse for l0-l5 minutes. Take thrice a day.
Single Herb

Corn Silk for Bed Wetting

Prepare a tincture of Corn Silk. Drink thrice a day.
OR : Have Corn Silk capsules.
Else : Dry them. Powder them in a grinder. Store them. Make a tea of half a tea spoon by boiling for at least five minutes. Take once a day, with or without sugar.

Corn Silk for Kidney Disease

Make a tea of Corn Silk. Drink it once a day. It is very beneficial for Kidney related problems.

Corn Silk ( Bhutte Ke Baal ) for Water Retention

Finely chop the fresh Corn Silk ( Bhutte Ke Baal ) and then steep in hot water for 5-7 minutes.
Drink warm.
It also calms Cramps.

Corn Silk ( Bhutte Ke Baal ) for Prostate Enlargement

Corn Silk ( Bhutte Ke Baal in India ) has strong Diuretic property. This relaxes the Urinary Muscles and improves the Urine Flow. Corn Silk reduces the pain and inflammation caused due to Prostate Enlargement.
Add 5 to 6 Ears of Fresh Corn in 4 cups hot water. Boil it for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain well. Drink this tea three times a day.

Corn Silk For High Creatinine

Corn Silk increases the efficiency of Kidneys. It is diuretic in nature and eliminates body waste. This property helps in reducing the levels of Creatinine.
Drink Corn Silk tea once in a day.

Corn Silk for Interstitial Cystitis

Prepare a decoction, made of dried Corn Silk herb and one cup of hot water. Drink it twice daily.
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Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infection 12

Add 2 teaspoons Couchgrass, Buchu and Corn Silk ( Bhutte Ke Baal ) in a cup of water.
Slowly bring to a boil and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Take 2-3 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Water Retention 4

Put following herbs in a pot containing 1 liter of boiling water.
Blackberry : 1 to 2 leaves
Parsley ( Ajmoood ) : 1 bunch
Celery ( Shalari ) : ½ teaspoon
Dandelion ( Dudal ) : 1 to 2 chopped leaves
Cherry : 10 stems
Corn Silk ( Bhuttee Ke Baal ) : ½ to 1 teaspoon
Fennel Seeds ( Saunf ) : ½to 1 teaspoon
Cynodon Dactylon : ½ to 1 teaspoon
Simmer it for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain this decoction. Drink this tea thrice a day.
Queries on Corn Silk
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13 Jul 2016
I took it and I started purging non stop, why
13 Jul 2016
Dear Racheal
We always recommend our users, not to take any herb with consultation. Why did you take this herb? And did you mean Vomiting? For how long you are facing this ? Please tell us some more details about your health and your symptoms. We will recommend you accordingly.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
14 Mar 2017
My motheaso started vomiting . She is diabetec and alos her level of creatinine is high. Please someone advice
15 Mar 2017
Kiara. Did your mother take some herb ? When did the vomiting start ?
What all did she eat ? Vomiting can not start all of a sudden. She must have ingested something.
Asra ( India )
14 Mar 2017
My mother is diabetic too.She has high creatinine and we gave her this water and she also started vomiting . Can anyone answer why
15 Mar 2017
Is your mother allergic to Corn ?
How much did you give her ?
Is she taking any other medications for Diabetes ? If yes, then it was likely to have suffered from vomiting and nausea. It can very well interact with other medications that your mother might be taking. Corn silk is known to decrease the level of potassium in the blood.So, do not take corn silk if you already have low potassium levels, low or high blood pressure, or diabetes.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Samuel ( Ghana )
24 Mar 2017
i am over weight can i decoct corn silk and drink to loose
24 Mar 2017
Yes, Corn Silk can be used to cure Obesity. but, the best herbs used for curing this condition are--
Guarana. Have one capsule every day, you may even take it in the form of tea. Eat raw Cabbage every day in salads. Drink a glass of cranberry juice daily for a month.
Go for 20 minutes Brisk walking daily. Boil 2 large spoon of Fennel ( Saunf ) in 2 liter water. Drink that water whole day.
Avoid Carb, Sugar and junk Food.
Reeba ( Oman )
01 Dec 2017
Is it good in kidney failure, how long it should be taken?
Khathie navarro ( Philippines )
20 Apr 2018
My dad has grade 3 enlarged prostate.can i used corn silk so that his prostate enlargement can be treated.are there any other things that we can do to help my dad shrink his prostate
Peter ( Nigeria / IMO state. )
29 Oct 2018
I am having diabetes, prostate enlargement and having no errection at all. What herbs will I use to cure it? I was also diagnosed of cysts in my kidney.
Harpreet ( India )
30 Dec 2019
I want to buy bhute ke baal
Herbpathy Research Team
31 Dec 2019
Dear Harpreet, Sorry, Herbpathy is not into buying/selling of herbs. You have to search it online or at Ayurvedic stores near you.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Oreem Thumeem
28 Jul 2020
Bhai Har cheez Bazar se logay? Bahar Jaoo Bhutta Kharido aur Baal Nikal ke kha lo
Humera Farheen ( Sharjah )
04 Feb 2020
Is it helpful for gallstones
14 Feb 2020
Dear Humera
Please try the following herbs for Gallstones:
* Add 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in glass of water. Take it 2 times a day for 10 days. Take 1 teaspoon for next 20 days.
* Buy Stone Breaker tincture. Take 10 drops 2 times a day.
* Buy Crataeva Nurvala ( Varuna ) capsules. Take 2 every day. Take these herbs for a month.
Include Dandelion, Grape, Horse Gram in your diet. It is advisable to have a physical diagnosis done to check the size of stones. If there are big sized stones, you might have to move for a surgery. However, small ones can prove to be helpful.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Atul Agarwal ( India )
16 Aug 2020
Is Corn Silk good for diabetes and how to take it. I am diabetic and on Medicines & Insulin. I am hypo thyoride also.
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