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CORNSILK

MAIS, Zea mays
Parts used: Cornsilk
Constituents: Flavonoids, Chlorogenic acid, Volatile oils, Alkaloids, Phytosterols, Saponins, Mucilage, PABA, Tannins.
Vitamins: K, B, C. Minerals: Silicon, Potassium
 
Actions Indications
Diuretic
Tonic
Dysuria, cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis, nocturnal enuresis, oedema of any origin. Any kind of bladder infection
Demulcent Urinary tract and mucous membranes
Antiseptic Any acute or chronic inflammation of the urinary tract
Stimulant  
Choleretic Hepato-biliary disease
Nutritive If used fresh
Alterative Poultice for ulcers, swellings, rheumatic pain and to draw pus from boils and infected wounds
Anodyne Traditionally used as a narcotic by the Peruvian Indians
 
Herbal extract, 15-50mL per week
Energetics: Cool/moist, sweet, astringent, pungent, drying
Meridians: kidney, gallbladder, bladder
Contraindications: None
 
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