Maize Style

Source Cornsilk is the style and stigma of Zea mays L., (Fam. Gramineae.)

Producing Areas All parts

Properties Sweet, Neutral

Channels Bladder, Liver, Gall Bladder


  • Promotes diuresis to relieve edema
    For edema, ascites, wet beriberi, stranguria due to heat or arising from urinary stone.
  • Promotes choleresis and relieves jaundice
    For hepatocellular jaundice, cholelithiasis and cholecystitis.
  • Lowers blood pressure
    For hypertension.
  • Lowers blood sugar level
    For diabetes mellitus.
  • Arrests bleeding
    For epistaxis, gingival bleeding. Recently, also used for thrombocytopenic purpura.

Usage and Dosage
15−60 g is used in decoction for oral use.

Keep in a cool and dry place.

Description of Quality Herb
The good ones are dry, complete, yellowish white in colour and without impurities.