Corn Silk Tea for Stubborn Urinary Tract Infections
Who's at Risk? Signs and Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection
Stubborn urinary tract infections are most common in women, and in men over the age of 50. However, anyone of any age can develop a bladder and/or kidney infection. Among the most common signs and symptom are: a burning sensation during urination, a frequent urge to urinate, blood in the urine, pain or discomfort in the lower side or back, and a fever. Some people experience all of the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection while others experience only one of them. A bladder infection should never be ignored because it can progress to an infection of the kidneys. Drinking corn silk tea has proven to be one of the most effective, all natural remedies for these ailments.
Corn Silk Tea to the Rescue
Corn silk, also known as "Indian corn," "Turkish corn," or "zea mays," is the silky, light, pale yellow strands that are seen when peeling back the husks of corn on the cob. This medicinal herb can be gathered from this food and used fresh or dried. It will turn a rich brown color if dried and stored, but this change in color does not affect its natural properties. The fresh or dried herb is used to make an infusion, more commonly know as corn silk tea. Approximately one pint of boiling water is poured over about two ounces of the dried herb, covered, and the infusion is allowed to steep for at least five minutes, preferably ten. Do not boil the herb. The corn silk tea is then strained and drank without sweetener. It's virtually tasteless, and it's a very safe herb that can be used in large quantities for up to a month at a time without worry. It is, nevertheless, very effective in clearing up urinary tract infections.
When using corn silk tea to fight these infections, it's best to drink about one-half cupfuls several times per day in between drinking plenty of water. Corn silk tea is a natural diuretic, so it is sometimes used by women who have a tendency to retain water around their time of the month.
The herb to make corn silk tea should be gathered from corn on the cob that ,preferably, was not sprayed with pesticides or it should be purchased in bulk form. Insist on buying bulk rather than expensive "all natural" formulas that contain corn silk because these formulas might contain chemicals.
Remember, urinary tract infections do not magically clear up by drinking corn silk tea if you continue to consume health-destroying beverages and foods such as pop, commercially manufactured beer, sweetened and artificially flavored drinks and foods
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