how to prepare corn silk tea

how to prepare corn silk tea

How to Prepare Corn Silk Tea

Corn silk tea is a popular folk remedy, often used to help relieve the pain and stress of a urinary tract infection. It’s made from the silky threads of corn, which are the male counterpart to a corn cob. Corn silk tea has a light and delicate flavor, making it an enjoyable tea to drink. Here’s how you can make your own corn silk tea at home.

Gathering the Materials

  • 1 cup of dried corn silk: Most health food stores sell dried corn silk, though you can also find it online. Make sure you purchase organic corn silk to get the most benefits.
  • 1 1/2 cups of water: You will need filtered or distilled water.
  • Honey or sugar: both are optional, but they can help sweeten the tea and make it more palatable.

Preparing the Tea

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium-sized pot.
  2. Add the corn silk and turn off the heat.
  3. Allow the tea to steep for about 10 minutes, or until it has reached the desired strength.
  4. Strain the tea through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
  5. Add honey or sugar to the tea, if desired.
  6. Serve hot or cold. Enjoy!

Storing the Tea

Corn silk tea can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days. Make sure it is in an airtight container to preserve its flavor and aroma.

Corn silk tea can be an effective addition to your home remedy repertoire. It’s easy to make and can have a pleasant, mild taste. Give it a try today!


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