Cornsilk Powder

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Cornsilk powder consists of the dried and ground silky threads found under the husks of fresh corn.

As a powder, cornsilk may be encapsulated as a dietary supplement. The powder can also be infused in a carrier oil like sweet almond and used topically.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound6
origineastern europe
active compoundsAllantoin, Sterols, Saponins, Hordenine, Plant acids, Vitamins C and K (potassium)
plant part usedstamen of corn plant

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in an airtight container in a dark, cool cabinet.
appearance & aromaFinely textured grind with no detectable aroma.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil for use in topical salves, ointments and balms.
culinaryCombine with other dried herbs and flowers in tea blends. The powdered herb can also be sprinkled into soups, stews and other foods during cooking.
safetyThe herb may increase the effects of prescription diuretics and interfere with anti-coagulants.

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[ tip: Infuse corn silk powder in sweet almond oil for use in cosmetic formulations. ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

Infuse in sweet almond oil for use in cosmetic formulations.

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[ capsule machine ]

[ tip: Encapsulate powdered corn silk as a dietary supplement. ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

Encapsulate powdered corn silk as a dietary supplement.

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corn silk

Mild and pleasant in flavor and aroma.

formulas & recipes

corn silk

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what else you should know

corn silk

Most people are familiar with corn silk as the sugary and sticky threads that adhere to an ear of corn. What most people aren’t aware of is the fact that this silk-like material has been used for thousands of years for food and medicine.

Native Americans, for instance, used corn silk to produce a tea and to make topical compounds. The Aztecs and Mayans also dried corn silk for these purposes, and were probably the first to cultivate corn, or maize, on a large scale.

Corn silk is a good source of polyphenol antioxidants, as well as vitamins and minerals. However, because it is abundant in vitamin K and potassium, it should be used with caution in people who take anti-coagulants or diuretics.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.