How To Make Corn Silk Tea

I love corn season, it usually means more time with friends, BBQ’s and warm summer nights.

When you shuck your corn for the next summer evening meal, save the corn silk!

You can brew up tea with the fresh corn silk or mince it into small pieces and add it fresh to your salad.

Fresh corn silk is a food that contains easy to assimilate nutrients. Use it as a topping for just about any salad type dish; just make sure you cut it into tiny pieces. If you try to eat it in long strings it will be nothing but irritating.

If you go through as much corn as we do, there is no way to eat or drink all the fresh silk, so you can dry it for later use. Pull the silk from the cob and separate if from the husk. Run your fingers through the silk a little to loosen it from being in one big clump.

Corn Silk Tea - QuotePlace the corn silk on a flat basket and set it out on the counter to dry. Depending on the weather this can take a few days. Once all the water is gone from the silk and it feels slightly crispy you can store it in a jar or paper bag. Corn silk keeps this way for about one year.

Dried corn silk makes a very nice tasting tea that is traditionally employed as an anti-inflammatory tea for the urinary tract. Two cups a day for several weeks helps with cystitis, urethritis and prostatitis. It is tonic to the prostate and urinary tract and is a safe herbal tea for people of all ages, children and the elderly. Corn silk soothes and relaxes the lining of the urinary tract and bladder, relieving irritation and improving urine flow and elimination.

This is a great remedy for people with incontinence and any type of urinary discomfort. If you are prone to urinary tract infections, corn silk is the herb for you. You don’t have to be inflamed to enjoy a cup of corn silk tea though.

Corn Silk

Corn silk is a nutritive herb that is high in potassium. Corn silk has a mildly sweet flavor and makes a good tasting, nutritive and refreshing summer tea. So next time you make corn on the cob make some corn silk tea to drink after dinner.

Corn Silk Tea

2 cups water
2 tablespoons fresh or dried corn silk

Put water and silk into a pot and bring to a boil with the lid on the pot. As soon as it comes to a boil, turn the heat down to lowest setting and simmer for ten minutes. Turn off the heat and let the silk continue to steep for another half hour. Strain the silk and warm your tea or drink at room temperature

Corn Silk Summer Sun Tea

4 cups water
4 tablespoons chopped fresh corn silk

Put herbs and water in half gallon Mason jar out in the sun for half a day. Bring it in the house, strain the herbs out. Add honey and lemon or lime to taste. Serve chilled or at room temperature.



How To Make Corn Silk Tea

 

As with all herbal remedies, if you are pregnant or taking medications, do not take herbs until you discuss it with your health care provider. Many herbs are contra-indicated in pregnancy and while take medications. The content contained on this site is not intended for the treatment of disease. This is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader. If any symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of Corn silk or any herb.

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Anonymous
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Very good tea
With regards George

Lilith
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Sounds so good, and simple, too.

I’ll try it soon.

Happy Autumn.

Lilith

Rhoda
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It sounds really good and my friend Dan & I will be trying it soon, after I talk to my Doctor.
THANKS FOR SHARING 🙂

Linda Carr
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It amazing what god has given man the wisdom to find I am ready to try this for inflammatory such gout and other uses

Denise
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Can I use an electric dehydrator to dry the corn silk?

John Avege
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l have started. hope it will solve the problem for me

Dan
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corn silk is a big magic

May be the biggest magic from all kinds of vegy

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Jo
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Corn silk tea has improved my life, I no longer have to go every half hour & have a full bladder when I do have to go, I’ve been drinking the tea every day now for over 2 weeks and no longer get up at night to go, used to get up3-6 times a night! A cure! cheap, easy and best of all works!

Mike Akpati
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I have just started drinking Corn Silk Tea and its wonderfully relieving of Prostate enlargement

Pat
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I have been wanting to try this (bought my first dried cornsilk)-BUT can’t find organic corn. I am afraid of all of the pesticides they use on corn-do you think it is safe to use corn that is not organic?

Diana Valencia
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There’s no kidding around on this one! Corn silk Tea Works! from serious to mild bladder kidney infection, I was in ER with a kidney stone. the same day I got out of the hospital ER, I started drinking corn silk tea, after research on the internet. I will never go through that pain again and I swear by the tea. My sister has had bleeding bladder infections. She has not had one since May of 2016. she said she’s so excited to tell her urologist when she goes back for a checkup. My oncologist told me I no longer… Read more »
Karen samford
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I used to give this to my son because it helped him to not wet the bed. It is so good to know it’s other helps!!

June
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Thankyou for your detailed information on Cornsik Tea. I was pulling husks from corn in Supermarket today,when 2 Mexican girls started gathering cornsilk. I asked what they did with. They explained as best they could , they make tea , good for healing.
I googled and found your article. I have been looking for natural remedy to help control blood pressure. Will be back to Supermarket tomorrow for cornsilk.😀
God works in mysterious ways.
God Bless

karen
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at one point i had a U T I . i went to the grocery. and they let my have the silk for free. i have a gas stove and just put it in the stove the pilet light will dry it out over night.then cut it with sizsers in a bag.

Ngozi
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Is really good

Ray w
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Work like a gem

Ray w
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Works like gem

Miriah Swisher
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This tea is just another blessing from our earth that is no doubt miraculous.It’s been a few years since I’ve had a medical use for it and honestly never thought to make it just for it’s nutritional content or as a cold beverage, only when someone is along with kidney pain bladder/UTI.Anyhow I was curious to see how well it would dry and maintain effectiveness so that I didn’t have to run out and buy corn on the cob every time I needed it.Kami, thank you for your knowledge and sharing it with the world to promote wellness and self-sustainability… Read more »
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