Cornsilks are the fine, silky hairs that run the length of an ear of corn. Owing to its support of urinary tract health, cornsilk has traditionally been used to address concerns of the kidney, prostate, and bladder.*
The Eclectic herbalists recommended cornsilk for several urinary tract complaints, including kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and problems urinating. Regarded as a diuretic and urinary demulcent, it may help to reduce irritation in the urinary tract, but care should be taken if it is combined with other diuretic herbs or medication.*
Often steeped in water to make a tea, try it with a little molasses to sweeten.