- By WA
Corn silk is the hair like structure found covering the corn. After reading this article you will never throw it away.- By Deepti Verma:
Corn silk is the strands found under the green color outer covering of the corn. As kids, you must have been fascinated about it since they resemble a dolls hair. Many people just throw it away because we don’t know that it has so many uses and it can benefit us so much.
Prevents Kidney Stones : Corn silk has been used to prevent kidney stone since ancient times. Kidney stones are formed by the accumulation of small crystals in the kidney. It helps in the proper flow of urine that prevents the accumulation of crystals. However, it does not remove the stone already in the kidney.
Assists in blood clotting : It contains vitamin K which helps in blood clotting. Vitamin K makes sure that you don’t loose excessive blood from your body when you get hurt hence helping it clot and preventing blood loss.
Controls blood sugar : In many recent studies corn silk has been proven as an agent that controls the blood sugarlevels. It increases insulin levels and aids in the repair of damaged cells in the pancreas, where insulin is produced.
Control cholesterol : It also controls the cholesterol in the body. High cholesterol leads to several heart diseases. Hence consumption of outer silk of corn can help in keeping you away from the heart-related ailments.
Diuretic properties : It has diuretic properties which helps flush out excessive fluids and toxins from the body hence preventing the risk of cardiovascular disease and Urinary tract infecting (UTI).