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Corn Silk 1:1
Zea mays

Serving Type: Oral Liquid

Available In Sizes: 500mL

This product is part of the BioCeuticals Herbal Extracts, a range recommended for practitioners qualified in herbal medicine. The BioCeuticals Herbal Extracts are designed for extemporaneous compounding and dispensing for an individual patient following a consultation.

Product Information

Latin name: Zea mays

Common names: Indian corn, turkey corn, turkey wheat

Family: Poaceae/Gramineae (grasses)

Part used: silk, organic

Corn silk, also known as ‘yu mi xu’, which translates to ‘jade rice whiskers,’ is an annual plant that can grow up to three metres high.[1,2] The flowers are unisexual and it is the yellow, red or brown thread-like stigma and styles (also known as the silk) from the female flowers that are used.[3-5] The name ‘Zea mays’ is derived from ancient Greek and Taino languages and literally means ‘sustaining life’ and ‘life giver’, respectively.[6] Corn silk was introduced to Mexico and Central America over 9,000 years ago and it is now cultivated worldwide.[2,4]

With a long history of use in traditional Chinese (TCM), Iranian, Ayurvedic and western herbal medicinal paradigms, corn silk has a mild sweet taste and is considered to have sweet and neutral properties.[1,2,5,7-9] The initial documentation of its use in TCM was in the historical text, Sichuan Journal of Chinese Herbal, and the herb was also noted to be used by the Inca people.[1,8]

Entering via the bladder, gallbladder and kidney meridians, the nourishing, stimulating and softening qualities of corn silk lends to its history of use in the various paradigms.[3,5,7,8]

Product features:

  • Organic ingredients
  • Vegan friendly



Each 1mL contains herbal extract equiv. to fresh:
Zea mays (corn silk) silk 1g

Solvents: 35% organic cane ethanol, 65% mountain spring water.

Recommended dose: 15-40mL per week.
Shake well before dispensing.

For practitioner compounding and dispensing only.

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not use if seal on cap is broken.
  • Store below 25°C away from direct sunlight.

For further education and research, refer to the BioCeuticals Corn Silk Monograph.


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