Botanical Name: Zea mays
Cornsilk, with the Latin name of Zea mays, is actually the female flower on a cob of corn. The tassel pollinates each piece of silk, resulting in a single kernel of corn being produced on the cob. While the corn kernels are used as food, ground into cornmeal and used as food for livestock, the dried Cornsilk has many other common uses.
Organic Cornsilk that is cut and sifted has mild stimulant, mild diuretic , and mild demulcent properties.
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