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We have been casually discarding corn-silk,  casually throwing it aside as fussy useless stuff for decades. You know,  the pesky stuff that covers the corn cob under the sheath – all hairy and inconvenient. Yet it turns out that if you dry it in the sun and then use it to make tea, it is wonderful for you even if it looks like mattress stuffing!

It tastes good too, especially with a couple of star anise pods in the pot – stewed for some time with the lid on…

Rich in vitamin K among other things it helps regulate blood pressure, is good for people with diabetes and it assists in dealing with kidney stones and prostate issues. Check out https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/corn-silk and https://www.rxlist.com/corn_silk/supplements.htm for more on this mysteriously common cure.

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