Not many people are aware of the health benefits of the silk-like threads that extend from the end of a corn cob! Yes, the part that you usually do not have a second look at has a name. It is known as corn silk and can be hugely beneficial to the human body if incorporated into a cup of tea. Intrigued already? Read on for more trivia.
Before beginning with the list of health benefits of corn silk tea, let’s learn how to make the beverage.
- Chop a few threads of corn silk and boil them in a cup of water.
- Once done, remove it from flame and cover the pan. Allow the tea to steep for 15-20 minutes.
- Once it is ready to be consumed, any kind of a sweetener can be added according to personal tastes.
- You can also make it in bulk and store in the refrigerator for future use. Plus, it also tastes better when chilled!
One cup of corn silk tea a day is recommended for an adult. However, experts do not advise drinking it right before going to bed.
Now that we’ve realised that making a cup of corn silk tea is extremely simple, let’s get to its horde of health benefits.
- Be sure that there will no longer be a deficiency of Vitamin C in your body, once you get in the habit of drinking this multi-purpose tea. It is a powerful antioxidant and stimulates blood circulation throughout the body.
- People suffering from high blood sugar should swear by corn silk tea for their daily dose of insulin.
- Treating chronic joint pain is another amazing quality of corn silk tea. People suffering from body pain should begin with 3 cups a day and cut it down to 1 when the pain starts subsiding.
- Corn silk tea is also an effective home remedy for kidney problems like urinary tract infection, bladder infection, inflammation of the urinary system and kidney stones.
- Suffering from frequent digestion problems? Take to a cup of corn silk tea a day for better secretion of bile and hence, better digestion.
- The corn silk that we treat as a waste product is packed with essential nutrients like beta-carotene, riboflavin, menthol, thymol, selenium, niacin, and limonene. Need more reason?
Now you know what to do with those silk-like fibres the next time you bring home corn cobs