What do you do with the corn silk after husking corn cobs?
Corn silk is the stigma of the female part of the corn to help the pollen from the male part to stick and fertilize to produce the corn ears.
Isn't God wonderful?
Just try and ask evolutionists to figure out how that happened on it's own.
Next time you husk your corn cobs, keep the corn silk and steep it for tea.
Here are some reasons why:
1. It acts as a diuretic and soothes urinary tract inflammations
2. It helps to clear out edema from the body
3. It contains saponins (used to make lather in soaps) helping to clean arteries
4. Contains allantoin, a plant compound that helps tissue growth
5. Contain sterol, helping to reduce cholesterol
6. Contains vitamins C and K.
I prefer it fresh, but it can be dried completely for storage.
A handful of corn silk and 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger,
6 cups of hot water...
steep for a day
to sweeten, add enough raw honey to taste.
Sometimes, I drink it warm in a cup...
most times, I use it as a refreshing tea with some ice cubes.
Light in color, and light in taste (you can taste the sweet corn)...
this is one good drink.
We now make these teas for our produce box clients.
May your day, or night be sweetened with God's grace.