While many people prefer boiled or roasted corn for its flavor, they often discard the nutritious silky hairs and strands despite their high nutrient content. Corn silk as a “silky strand” that develops near the kernels at the tip of a corn cob. In addition to the numerous vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants it contains, which are good for the body in general, it is especially useful for lowering and managing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
When the heart pumps blood with more force than usual, the blood flows through the blood vessels at a high velocity, potentially causing the blood vessel walls to tear and bleed, which can cause major health consequences such as stroke. Dietary cholesterol interacts with the cholesterol the body already produces, leading to elevated blood levels that insulin and other cholesterol-regulating cells in the body are unable to reduce. Corn silk, on the other hand, is packed with organic elements that help lower and regulate cholesterol and blood pressure when taken after cooking.
In this article, I will explain how you can use corn silk to control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
How to use the cornsilk
The first step is to wash a handful of corn silk in clean water to remove any bacteria or dust. Finally, drain them and put them into a pot of fresh water before bringing the whole thing to a boil. The organic material should have evaporated after a short time. Once the water has cooled, pour it through a fine sieve into a bowl. This tea is great for relaxing before bed and in the morning.
Air-dried corn silk can also be used to make tea by dissolving it in boiling or tepid water and then filtering it through a fine sieve. Then, if you want, you can add honey to taste.
It’s important to consume cornsilk water sparingly and in moderation so that you can reap the benefits of its organic constituents. Blood cholesterol can be lowered by the combined effects of soluble fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals by neutralizing harmful compounds and maintaining healthy blood pressure.