Is It Healthy To Eat Corn Silk?

Have you ever observed the fur like strands that cover corn? Well, most of us pull those silky hairs and throw them away but frankly speaking, they have some nutritional value.

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These strands which almost resemble hair has been used as a home remedy since many centuries. It contains vitamin K and many other nutrients too.

You can eat corn silk directly or you can also use other methods to consume it. You can add corn silk to boiling water, sprinkle a few drops of lemon juice in it and consume it.

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It is advisable to consult your doctor before you consume cork silk. In fact, pregnant women, children and people suffering from any health ailments should not consume corn silk.

Now, let is know about its benefits.

Benefit #1

It is used as a home remedy to prevent kidney stones. It can prevent crystal formation in the kidneys and enable smooth flow of urine.

Benefit #2

The vitamin K content present in corn silk can help your blood clot. Blood clots prevent blood loss especially after an injury.

Benefit #3

Corn silk also can keep your blood sugar levels under control. Consult your doctor if you are a diabetic.

Benefit #4

Corn silk is also good in controlling the bad cholesterol levels in your body. So, it is healthy for your heart too.

Benefit #5

Corn silk has diuretic properties. It can help your body flush out the unwanted substances.

Benefit #6

It can also prevent obesity and issues like PMS. Corn silk can also prevent certain skin issues too.

Benefit #7

It can also prevent inflammation of the prostrate and protect your urinary system.

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Story first published: Monday, June 6, 2016, 15:28 [IST]
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