Corn Silk Tea for Urinary Tract Infections

Corn Silk Tea for Urinary Tract Infections

20 February 2017 by Caitlin Armit

Corn Silk Tea

Urinary Tract Infections can be incredibly painful and very annoying to experience. Corn silk, Yu Mi Xu (‘”jade rice whiskers”’) is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to help your body eliminate infections from the bladder and promote urination. In Chinese Medicine terminology this process is referred to as ‘draining damp and heat pathogens.’

If you’re familiar with urinary tract infections and recognise the onset of symptoms then here is a home remedy worth trying!

  1. Peel the silk skin off 2-4 full corn cobs
  2. Add corn silk (not the corn) to a large saucepan of water
  3. Bring water to boil and then let simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour
  4. Strain the fluid, discard the corn silk and drink the liquid tea.

This recipe will make enough tea to last a full day. Just keep sipping on it!

Drinking plenty of water, even if it’s not corn silk tea, helps to flush out the urinary tract and the bacterial infection. Of course, if symptoms persist or worsen, see your GP as you may require medications. Caution if you are pregnant or if you are taking blood pressure medication, blood thinning medication, corticosteroids or diabetic medication.

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