Cornsilk (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:maize silk, yumishu, more...zea mays
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Suggested Dosing

Dried style/stigma

4-8 g PO TID

Tea

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

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Suggested Uses

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

Efficacy

Insufficient reliable information about effectiveness

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            Adverse Effects

            None

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            Warnings

            None

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: N/A

            Lactation: N/A

            Pregnancy Categories

            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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            Pharmacology

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            Mechanism of Action

            Diuretic

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