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Can Corn Silk Lower Creatinine Level

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2014-01-11 01:05

Can Corn Silk Lower Creatinine LevelCorn is common to see and many people enjoy it, but few people know corn silk has health benefits as well. Here you may have a knowledge about the benefits of corn silk for lowering creatinine level.

Can corn silk lower creatinine level?

Creatinine is a break-down product of creatine and is mainly discharged by the kidneys. Corn silk is a soothing diuretic, which will increase the urine output. With the urine, creatinine is removed from the body. As a result, the creatinine in the blood decreases. From this point of view, corn silk can lower creatinine level.

Other benefits of corn silk for your kidney

Corn silk can also bring more heath benefits for your kidney.

Due to its diuretic properties, corn silk can also detoxify and flush out other toxins and excess fluid that accumulate in the body, which can help reduce your swelling and blood pressure.

Corn silk is also helpful for lowering blood sugar, improving fatigue, kidney stone, high cholesterol levels, inflammation of the urinary system, etc.

How to make corn silk tea?

Corn silk tea is easily made. You can just put a handful of corn silk into the boiling water. Putting some fresh ginger or cinnamon may be more beneficial.

Side effects of corn silk

Corn silk is natural, but it does not mean it has no side effects. Improper use of corn silk can decrease potassium levels in the blood and cause unstable blood pressure, skin rash, itching and so on. Besides, corn silk may interacts with the medicines you take, such as corticosteroids and antihypertensive drugs.

The appropriate dose of corn silk depends on your remaining kidney function. Keep in mind that natural products are not alway necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Therefore, you had better consult a dietitian for a correct dosage before using it.

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