4-8 g PO TID
One cup of tea several times a day
Steep 0.5 grams dried corn silk in 150 mL boiling water 5-10 minutes, strain
Liquid extract of maize stigmas
4-8 mL PO
Tincture (1:5 in 25% alcohol)
5--15 mL PO TID
Syrup of maize stigmas
8-15 mL PO
Cystitis, prostatitis, urinary problemsCystitis, urethritis, nocturnal enuresis, prostatitis, acute chronic inflammation of the urinary system, as a diuretic for congestive heart failure, to treat diabetes, & hypertension
Insufficient reliable information about effectiveness
Serious - Use Alternative
Significant - Monitor Closely
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: N/A
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
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