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Common Names: Corn, Maize, Ix-im, Mais, Maiz, Thurah Safrah, Yu Kao Liang, Yu Shu Shu, Jagong
| PLANT DESCRIPTION |
|Demulcent, Diuretic, Stimulant, Tonic
Trimethyl-benzenes, Dimethoxy-benzenes, 1,8-cineole, 2-methyl-butan-1-al, 2-methyl-butan-1-ol, 2-methyl-naphthalene, 2-methyl-pent-2-en-1-al, 2-methyl- pentan-3-one, 2-methyl-propan-1-ol, 3'-o-methyl-maysin, 3-methyl-butan
-1-ol, Alpha-terpineol, Aluminum, Apiforol, Apigenidin, Ascorbic-acid, Benzaldehyde, Beta-carotene, Beta-ionone, Beta-pinene, Beta-sitosterol, Betaine, Biphenyl, Butan-1-ol, Calcium, Carvacrol, Chromium, Cinnamic-acid-ethyl-ester, Cyanidin, Daucosterol,
Dec-trans-2-cis-4-dien-1-al, Decan-1-al, Decan-1-ol, Dodecan-1-al, Eoergosterol, Ethanol, Ethyl-acetate, Ethyl-phenylacetate, Fluorene, Gamma-nonalactone, Geraniol, Glycolic-acid, Hept-cis-4-en-2-ol, Hepta-trans-2-cis-4-dien-1-al, Hepta-trans-2-en-1-al,
Heptan-1-al, Heptan-1-ol, Heptan-2-ol, Hex-1-en-3-ol, Hexan-1-al, Hordenine, Limonene, Luteoforol, Luteolinidin, Manganese, Maysin, Menthol, Methyl-phenylacetate, Naphthalene, Non-trans-2-en-1-al, Nona-trans-2-trans-4-dien-1-al, Nonal-n-2-ol, Nonan-1-al,
O-diethyl-phthalate, Octan-1-ol, Orientin, Pelargonidin, Pentan-1-ol, Phenethyl -alcohol, Phenylacetaldehyde, Phytohaemagglutinin, Potassium, Propan-1-ol, Saponin, Silicon, Thiamin, Thymol, Undec-trans-2-en-1-al, Vitexin
"Cornsilk, rich in vitamin K, has been used as a diuretic and believed to encourage elimination of the kidneys and bladder."
"Medicinal Actions and Uses: Diuretic and mild stimulant."
"A sweet herb that aids the kidneys, bladder, and small intestines. Take for hypertension, edema, urinary tract dysfunction and stones, bed-wetting, and painful urination caused by the prostrate gland. Acts as a diuretic."
"As a soothing diuretic, Corn Silk is helpful in any irritation of the urinary system. It is useful for renal problems in children and as a urinary demulcent combined with other herbs in the treatment of cystitis, urethritis, prostatis and the like. Actions: Diuretic, demulcent, tonic."
10. "In Piura, the silk decocotion is considered antiblennorrhagic, diuretic, sedative, and tonic. Tramil recommends the use of cornsilk for edema and kidney pains (TRA)"
16. "Traditional Uses: An excellent remedy for urinary conditions such as retained urine, burning urine, kidney stones, bladder infections, gonorrhea, and as a lymphatic system cleanser -- boil cornsilk (the fine hairs) from 3 ears of corn in 3 cups of water for 5 minutes and drink in sips all day long."
ETHNOBOTANY: WORLDWIDE USES
|China ||Diabetes, Diuretic, Dropsy, Hypertension, Gravel, Urogenital, Stomachic, Strangury |
|Elsewhere ||Analgesic, Antiseptic, Astringent, Diabetes, Diuretic, Liqueur, Lithontriptic, Litholytic, Panacea, Pneumonia, Shampoo, Stomachache, Tumor, Wart |
Haiti ||Alexiteric, Bright's Disease, Cardiac, Cystitis, Diuretic, Gout, Hepatitis, Inflammation, Intoxicant, Metritis, Nephritis, Renitis, Rheumatism, Soap, Stone, Urogenital |
|Trinidad ||Amenorrhea, Analgesic,
Antiseptic, Diuretic, Dysentery, Dysmenorrhea, Flu, Gum, Lithontriptic, Menorrhagia, Oliguria |
|Turkey ||Antidote(Bromine), Alterative, Anodyne, Demulcent, Diuretic, Litholytic, Stimulant, Stomachic |
|U.S. ||Cyanogenetic, Soap, Wart |
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