Am I the only one who knows about this? Corn silk makes a pleasant tasting tea. Many people also use it for any type of urinary inflamation. Here's a link to a lovely article on how to make corn silk tea,...not that it's rocket science.
Yes, I made it a few years ago. Every time I have lots of corn silk, I don't have a UTI. Every time I have a UTI, I don't have any corn silk. I'm drying a nice supply right now and I intend to enshrine it in some beautiful, durable container, so that I can find it when I need it.
Also, I used to have a capsule making machine. It allowed me to fill and then cap 24 capsules at a time. But neighbors indiscrimately removed household furnishings to a back shed in order for me to move home. ...Grateful for the help, but now unable to find certain amenities. I plan to just order another one. If I ever find my old capsule making machine, good. Nice to have a spare.
I’m back to my old tricks again. I’ve had a swollen-foot problem off-and-on ever since my accident. I believe one of my kidneys was damaged as a direct result of intentional neglect by a smug night nurse at the “world class” hospital where surgeons saved my life. (What was her name? Which nights? ...I was on Oxy for pain...like I’m going to make a case?)
Anyway,...my little kidney herbs (marshmallow root, hydrangea root, and gravel root, with black cherry juice) had always served me well pre-accident, and I continue to use them. But the kidney “assault” four years ago in the hospital may have done something dire. This year, I found some organic instant coffee, with a German origin, and I limit myself to one cup a day (usually). And last week when I found fresh corn, unshucked, at my grocery store, four ears for a dollar, I bought some. I made corn silk tea and drank it throughout the day yesterday. This morning, my swollen foot had improved,...still swollen, but better than I’ve seen it for a week. I only used the corn silk from one ear. And now, I’m going to make another batch —a cup and a half— of corn silk tea. Here’s a photo of my lovely, sweet, ear of corn with the corn silk that I will steep for tea. I’ll add a spoonful of raw honey.