Magnificent Corn Silk, 11 Health benefits you must know.


Magnificent Corn Silk

Magnificent Corn silk is a priceless, untapped life giving treasure that is thrown into the garbage every year after harvesting corn. 

Yet every year, many people spend fortunes battling chronic health challenges when, right under their nose, the solution is staring them in the face. 

Like you know, there are more victims than victors.

Corn silk which is the shiny, thread-like, weak fibers that grow as part of ears of corn (maize). Yoruba called Irukere agbado while the Igbo call it Aji oka.

Corn silk, botanically called Stigma maydis. Many people regarded it as waste material but used for centuries in many parts of the world to treat various health challenges. 

I like to call it Magnificent Corn Silk because it has the following health benefits. 


  1. Increases excreting of water from the body, this is the great secret of being able to reduce high blood pressure, inflammation and edema,
  2. Anti cancer.
  3. Reduces blood sugar, which will be helpful for those suffering from diabetes. It does this by increasing the level of insulin in the blood and helps the damage part of the pancreas recover. 
  4. Reduces high level of cholesterol,
  5. May help with reducing weight because it hinders the body from accumulation of fat.
  6. Prevent damages to the liver, 
  7. Antimicrobial Effects. 
  8. Reduces high cholesterol levels
  9. Anti-fatigue
  10. Anti- Oxidant
  11. Anti-fatigue 

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Corn silk is packed with a lot of plant chemicals like proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, calcium, potassium magnesium, steroids such as sitosterol, stigmasterol, alkaloids and saponins. 

In addition, It is rich in phenolic compounds, like flavonoids, minerals, fixed and volatile oils.

Not only that, Magnificent Corn silk also helps improves the function of the kidney, prostate and the skin. 

Health benefits on the Kidney and Prostate

  1. Kidney stones
  2. It soothes and relaxes the lining of the bladder and urinary tubules
  3. Bedwetting
  4. Bladder infections
  5. Cystitis. This is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection. It’s a common type of urinary tract infection (UTI)
  6. Reduces inflammation of the urinary system 
  7. Prostate disorder

Corn silk health benefits on the Skin.

  1. Apply on the skin for boils and rashes. 
  2. Helps ease itching and pain caused by skin wounds.
  3. The application of corn silk extract on faces with hyperpigmentation significantly reduced skin pigmentation without abnormal reactions.

How can you enjoy all these wonderful benefits of Magnificent Corn Silk?

By taking it as tea regularly.

Also, Corn silk is rich in potassium which is very important in lowering high blood pressure. 

And like most herbs, they are non toxic and safe to use.  


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  1. […] Corn silk   the silky hair found on the husk of corn. It is very rich in vitamin K. It acts as a diuretic. Simply infuse 100 – 200g in 1 Litre of hot water, allow to cool. Take one glass cup three times daily. […]

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