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Corn Silk Tea That Treats Urinary Tract Infections

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Boil 2 cups of water and 2 tbs of fresh or dried corn silk in a pot with lid on. As soon as it boils, simmer for 10 mins. Turn off the heat and let the silk soak in water for 30 mins. Strain the mix, drink at room temperature or re-heat it and consume. Corn silk is anti-inflammatory and soothes the inner lining of the uterus to prevent and treat UTI.

I love corn season, it usually means more time with friends, BBQ’s and warm summer nights. When you shuck your corn for the next summer evening meal, save the corn silk! You can brew up tea with the fresh corn silk or mince it into small pieces and add it fresh to your salad.

Fresh Corn Silk

Fresh corn silk is a food that contains easy to assimilate nutrients. Use it as a topping for just about any salad type dish; just make sure you cut it into tiny pieces. If you try to eat it in long strings it will be nothing but irritating.

If you go through as much corn as we do, there is no way to eat or drink all the fresh silk, so you can dry it for later use. Pull the silk from the cob and separate if from the husk. Run your fingers through the silk a little to loosen it from being in one big clump.

Place the corn silk on a flat basket and set it out on the counter to dry. Depending on the weather this can take a few days. Once all the water is gone from the silk and it feels slightly crispy you can store it in a jar or paper bag. Corn silk keeps this way for about one year.

Dried corn silk makes a very nice tasting tea that is traditionally employed as an anti-inflammatory tea for the urinary tract. Two cups a day for several weeks helps with cystitis, urethritis and prostatitis. It is tonic to the prostate and urinary tract and is a safe herbal tea for people of all ages, children and the elderly. Corn silk soothes and relaxes the lining of the urinary tract and bladder, relieving irritation and improving urine flow and elimination.

This is a great remedy for people with incontinence and any type of urinary discomfort. If you are prone to urinary tract infections, corn silk is the herb for you. You don’t have to be inflamed to enjoy a cup of corn silk tea though.

Corn silk is a nutritive herb that is high in potassium. Corn silk has a mildly sweet flavor and makes a good tasting, nutritive and refreshing summer tea. So next time you make corn on the cob make some corn silk tea to drink after dinner.

Corn Silk Tea

– 2 cups water
– 2 tablespoons fresh or dried corn silk

Put water and silk into a pot and bring to a boil with the lid on the pot. As soon as it comes to a boil, turn the heat down to lowest setting and simmer for ten minutes. Turn off the heat and let the silk continue to steep for another half hour. Strain the silk and warm your tea or drink at room temperature

Corn Silk Summer Sun Tea

4 cups water
4 tablespoons chopped fresh corn silk

Put herbs and water in half gallon Mason jar out in the sun for half a day. Bring it in the house, strain the herbs out. Add honey and lemon or lime to taste. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

 

Kami McBride

Kami McBride is the author of The Herbal Kitchen. For 25 years she has been teaching people to use herbs in their daily lives for health and wellness. Kami helps you to de-mystify the world of herbal medicine, and is fanatic about motivating people to use herbs in their gardening, cooking, skin care, stress reduction and caring for children’s home ailments. She lives with her husband and 9 year old son in northern California and loves helping people learn how to use herbs in the home setting.

Kami McBride

Kami McBride is the author of The Herbal Kitchen. For 25 years she has been teaching people to use herbs in their daily lives for health and wellness. Kami helps you to de-mystify the world of herbal medicine, and is fanatic about motivating people to use herbs in their gardening, cooking, skin care, stress reduction and caring for children’s home ailments. She lives with her husband and 9 year old son in northern California and loves helping people learn how to use herbs in the home setting.

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Marlene Engleman
Marlene Engleman 5pts

Well,I'm trying it now,found some that is in combination with Cranberry! Two Herbalist. Did not know. Of it either. So 3 of us learned something new,and very beneficial. Thsnk you.

Mary Perez
Mary Perez 5pts

The best for UTI....taste wonderful

Mark Jernigan
Mark Jernigan 5pts

I'm not yet. Dr appt tomorrow that'll do it.

Jorge Brown
Jorge Brown 5pts

Very true no need go see Dr just drink corn silk every day you'll save you some time and pain $$

Angie Gomez
Angie Gomez 5pts

An ancient recipe my grandmother still does.....

Marlene Engleman
Marlene Engleman 5pts

UTI really? Corn silk from GMO corn...doesn't. Sound right. DAH... UNLESS you get the silk from 300 year old seed from a very special farmer/family. That has guarded. Seeds like crazy

Nay Putney
Nay Putney 5pts

I've known and done this for many years. ....so glad to see this post!