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Corn Silk - Loose Leaf Botanical
If you have ever shucked an ear of corn you have likely discarded corn silk. The tassels on the ends of ripe corn are usually a waste product, but can be brewed into a delicious and nutritious tea. The glossy strands were sacred to the Native Americans as well as indigenous tribes in Central and South America where corn was a staple crop.
When brewed, corn silk tea has a mild and earthy flavor. The strands are packed with vitamins C and K and also potassium. The high polyphenol content helps make corn silk a great protector against free radical damage in the body. Corn silk is often used as a diuretic and support for the urinary system. The flavonoids present in corn silk can also have anti-inflammatory effects and may help to decrease oxidative stress.
Warning: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Do not use Corn silk if you are taking medications for diabetes or heart disease as it may cause drug interactions. Corn silk may increase the effects of prescription diuretics. Please consult your physician before use, especially if you are pregnant or nursing.
- Instructions: Steep at 205 degrees 3-6 min, Serving size 5g
- Benefits: Antioxidants + Anti-Inflammatory
- Certifications: USDA Organic, OU Kosher
- Taste Profile: Earthy
- Country of Origin: Croatia