Benefits for Corn Silk Tea: - Do not consider corn hair useless, use it like this and get these 5 benefits


In the rainy season, almost everyone eats corn with great fervor. Corn is not only tasty but also rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre. Therefore, it also gives us many benefits related to health but instead we throw its hair considering it useless. But do you know that the hair of the corn, which is also known by some women as corn silk, is full of many qualities like corn? 

By including it in your diet, you can stay away from many diseases. You might not believe us! But it's perfect. Corn hair contains nutrients and helps fight diseases. Yes, corn rations are rich in major nutrients like potassium, calcium and vitamins B2, C and K. 

Dietitian Sheenam's Malhotra is giving us information about its benefits. She has shared this information with her fans through her Instagram. Sharing the video explaining its benefits, she wrote in the caption, 'Corn silk contains protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fibre. It also contains chemicals that can act like water pills (diuretics) and can alter blood sugar levels and help reduce inflammation.  

However, you must be thinking that how can we eat corn hair like this? So let us tell you that you can take its tea by making it. Let's learn about how to make its tea-  

Ingredients for Corn Silk Tea

  • Corn silk - 1 tbsp 
  • Water - 1 cup 
  • Lemon - as per taste

Method to prepare and use:-

  • Boil 1 tbsp corn silk (drained and chopped) in water.
  • Once it boils, cover the pan. 
  • Leave it like this for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Then squeeze a lemon and drink it.
  • You can store leftover tea in your refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

Benefits of Corn silk tea

Helpful in weight loss 

Obesity is a common problem that worries almost everyone. Although there are many reasons for obesity, some women accumulate extra fat in the body due to water retention and the accumulation of toxins. Since corn silk tea helps in removing excess water and toxins from the body. This helps in reducing weight.

Helpful in kidney stone

Corn hair tea is a panacea for women troubled by kidney stones. It flushes out toxins and nitrates that have accumulated in your kidneys, which reduces the risk of kidney stones. Even if there is a problem, it is very beneficial because it slowly dissolves the kidney and flushes it out.

Lowers blood pressure

Nowadays many women are troubled by high blood pressure. They can use cornstarch tea to reduce high blood pressure.

Helpful in UTI

The tea made from corn hair has anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, it is useful for common problems in women i.e. urinary tract infections. It coats the urinary lining and removes the irritation caused by the problem. By drinking this, more urine comes, which reduces the risk of bacteria formation in the urinary tract. Also, this tea helps in calming the inflammation of the bladder and urinary tract.

Controls diabetes

Corn hair tea helps in controlling blood sugar. Corn hair contains plenty of vitamins and minerals. It controls the amount of insulin in the blood, which keeps diabetes under control.

Next time, instead of throwing away the hair of the corn, drink its tea and get all these health benefits. Hope you liked this information. Do share and like this article, as well as comment. Stay connected with Harzindagi to read more such articles related to diet.  

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