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Corn Silk (flower stigma) Powder, 1 kg
Corn Silk (flower stigma) Powder, 1 kg

Corn Silk (flower stigma) Powder, 1 kg

Your Price: $38.32
Corn silk is a common Stigma maydis, the shiny, thread-like, weak fibers that grow as part of ears of corn (maize); the tuft or tassel of silky fibers that protrude from the tip of the ear of corn. The ear is enclosed in modified leaves called husks. Each individual fiber is an elongated style, attached to an individual ovary.Corn silk is part stigma and part style, providing a female flower surface to which pollen grains can adhere and defining the path through which the pollen must travel. The stigma is the very tip of the corn silk, which has a larger number of hairs to help pollen to adhere to it. Kernel formation in the cob requires pollination of the external corn silk by wind or insects. Usually several grains of pollen adhere, but only one will successfully participate in fertilization of the ovule to form a corn kernel.Corn silk contains a variety of pharmacologically-active compounds and as such is used in many types of folk medicine, including as a diuretic and as an inhibitor of melanin production.In many studies, it is proven that corn silk has antioxidant and healthcare properties. Also, it acts as a diuretic agent that reduces hyperglycemia, antidepressant, and as an anti-fatigue agent. Corn silk is also used in teas and supplements for treating urinary problems. The antioxidant and hematoprotective effect of corn silk protein hydrolysate have been experimentally demonstrated. Potential antioxidant peptides in the hydrolysate have also been identified
Part Number: 921-01-1kg
Availability: In Stock.
Botanical Name: Zea mays