Cornsilk, with the Latin name of Zea mays, is actually the female flower on a cob of corn. The tassel pollinates each piece of silk, resulting in a single kernel of corn being produced on the cob. Make a potent liquid extract or tincture for easy dosing. Enjoy a healthy cup of herbal tea.
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Starwest Botanicals

Organic Cornsilk Cut and Sifted 1 lb Starwest Botanicals

$35.99

Herbal Information for Organic Cornsilk in Cut and Sifted Form

Name:  Cornsilk
Botanical Name:  Zea Mays
Other Names: Barbe de Mais, Ble d'Inde, Cheveux de Mais, Indian Corn, Maidis Stigma, Mais Violet, Maize Silk, Purple Corn, Sede de Maiz, Soie de Mais, Stigma Maydis, Yu Mi Xiu, Zea, Zea mays.
Package Size:   One Pound  (1 lb.)
Form: Cut and Sifted, Organic

Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Origin:  Croatia
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions:  Do not use if pregnant or nursing, taking diuretics, using medication for high blood pressure, or blood thinning.
California Prop 65 
Properties:

  • Supports kidney health
  • Supports bladder health
  • Aids in cardiovascular health 
  • Benefits in normalizing blood sugar levels 
  • Aids in clearing urinary tract infections
  • Promotes and soothing inflammatory aliments
  • Aids in facilitating blood clotting
  • Supports and assists in normal cholesterol levels

Constituents

  • Contains sodium salts
  • Features volatile oils and steroids, including sitosterol and stigmasterol, alkaloids and saponins.
  • High in fiber
  • Source of Vitamin C
  • Source of Vitamin K 
  • Source of Potassium

How To Make Cornsilk Tea 

Ingredients 

  • Dried strands of Cornsilk
  • One cup of water
  • Raw honey or sugar (for taste) 

Procedure 

  1. Add a small handful of dried leaves to a cup (240 mL) of boiling water.
  2. Steep the Cornsilk Strands for 15–30 minutes.
  3. Use a strainer remove as many of the leaves as possible.
  4. Add honey or raw sugar for taste.

 

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About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control

Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes: 
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor. 
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity. 
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.

Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements

Laboratory Analysis

Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.

Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.

References  
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/corn-silk#benefits
https://www.indigo-herbs.co.uk/natural-health-guide/benefits/corn-silk
J. Guo, T. Liu, L. Han, Y. Liu. Nov 2009. The effects of corn silk on glycaemic metabolism [online]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2785813/

 

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    Herbal Information for Organic Cornsilk in Cut and Sifted Form

    Name:  Cornsilk
    Botanical Name:  Zea Mays
    Other Names: Barbe de Mais, Ble d'Inde, Cheveux de Mais, Indian Corn, Maidis Stigma, Mais Violet, Maize Silk, Purple Corn, Sede de Maiz, Soie de Mais, Stigma Maydis, Yu Mi Xiu, Zea, Zea mays.
    Package Size:   One Pound  (1 lb.)
    Form: Cut and Sifted, Organic

    Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
    Origin:  Croatia
    Brand: Starwest Botanicals
    Cautions:  Do not use if pregnant or nursing, taking diuretics, using medication for high blood pressure, or blood thinning.
    California Prop 65 
    Properties:

    • Supports kidney health
    • Supports bladder health
    • Aids in cardiovascular health 
    • Benefits in normalizing blood sugar levels 
    • Aids in clearing urinary tract infections
    • Promotes and soothing inflammatory aliments
    • Aids in facilitating blood clotting
    • Supports and assists in normal cholesterol levels

    Constituents

    • Contains sodium salts
    • Features volatile oils and steroids, including sitosterol and stigmasterol, alkaloids and saponins.
    • High in fiber
    • Source of Vitamin C
    • Source of Vitamin K 
    • Source of Potassium

    How To Make Cornsilk Tea 

    Ingredients 

    • Dried strands of Cornsilk
    • One cup of water
    • Raw honey or sugar (for taste) 

    Procedure 

    1. Add a small handful of dried leaves to a cup (240 mL) of boiling water.
    2. Steep the Cornsilk Strands for 15–30 minutes.
    3. Use a strainer remove as many of the leaves as possible.
    4. Add honey or raw sugar for taste.

     

    blue-bar1.jpg

    How to use Bulk Herbs and Teas

    how to use herbs, different ways to use herbs, tutorials for herb use, instructions of herb use

    About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control

    Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes: 
    • Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor. 
    • Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
    • HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity. 
    • ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
    • Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
    • Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.

    Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements

    Laboratory Analysis

    Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.

    Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.

    References  
    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/corn-silk#benefits
    https://www.indigo-herbs.co.uk/natural-health-guide/benefits/corn-silk
    J. Guo, T. Liu, L. Han, Y. Liu. Nov 2009. The effects of corn silk on glycaemic metabolism [online]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2785813/

     

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