Useful properties of corn ordinary Corn is a well — known cultural annual herbaceous plant of the family Gramineae, height up to 3 m or more, originating from South America. It flowers in July and August, the fruits ripen in September — October. Corn in the wild unknown. Cultivated as a food and fodder plant.
Used for medicinal purposes corn silk is quite developed columns with stigmas collected during the period milky-wax ripeness in the ear (late August — September). Their colour is yellow or reddish, the smell is weak.
In rylah found: vitamin K, which is considered the main active compounds, carotenoids, ascorbic and Pantothenic acid, Inositol, fatty and essential oils, gums, bitter glycosides, sugary and resinous substances, saponins, sitosterol, stigmasterol, alkaloids and unexplored.
Found that liquid extract and infusion of corn silk increases bile secretion, reducing its viscosity, specific gravity and the content of bilirubin, accelerate the blood clotting process, is effective in hypothrombinemia (A. D. Turova, 1967) and increase the number of platelets, increase urine output. Used corn stigmas as a cholagogue in cholecystitis, cholangitis, hepatitis, and also as a hemostatic and a diuretic for kidney stones and dropsy. Continue reading