Corn Silk Tea for Eliminating Water Retention

The threadlike strands protruding from the end of the ear of a corn called ‘corn silk’ has been used traditionally as a medicinal herb. It has been used by herbalists for kidney disorders, urinary infections, uric acid and for edema to eliminate fluid retention. Corn silk is an effective natural diuretic which reduces fluid accumulation in the body. It eliminates toxins and wastes to give relief not only from water retention but also from gout and arthritis. It is high on antioxidants flavonoids and polyphenols as well as Vitamin K which helps blood purification and cleansing.

Make corn silk tea for water retention

Get this:
Fresh corn silk – ¼ cup OR Dried corn silk – 2tsp
Boiling water- 1 cup

Do this:
  1. Place fresh or dried corn silk in a tea pot.
  2. Pour boiling water over it.
  3. Cover and steep for 5 minutes.
  4. Strain and drink this naturally lightly sweetened tea twice a day.

Precaution: Although the American Herbal Products Association has rated corn silk as a safe substance to consume, it may interact with certain prescription medications like blood thinners. Check with your physician before having corn silk tea for water retention problem.


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