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
- 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.