The most important actions of corn stigmas are diuretic and choleretic. They significantly reduce the viscosity of bile, improve its outflow and eliminate stagnation, and also reduce bilirubin indicators. There is information that corn cobs helped treat jaundice in newborns. They contribute to the dissolution of stones located in the bladder, adrenal glands, ureters and kidneys and stabilize the liver.
Corn stigmas have an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect, so they are used in kidney disease, relieve spasm, improve urination and excretion of urine from the body. They also reduce blood sugar and remove harmful cholesterol, which is a prevention of atherosclerosis.
The soothing effect of corn stigmas has been noted. They affect the nervous system, help fight stress, normalize sleep, eliminate headaches, help overcome fatigue, irritation. Also has strength and resistance to many cold diseases.
Corn stigmas have a good hematopoietic and hemostatic effect. They help with bleeding, including menstrual bleeding, anemia, can be useful as a prevention of deposits on the walls of blood vessels.
Corn stigmas help in losing weight and treating stomach, intestinal diseases, as the stigmas eliminate the causes of fermentation and stagnation of food. In the treatment of skin diseases, corn stigmas have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. A decoction of them strengthens fine hair and gives it a natural shine and silkiness.
They also contain selenium, which is able to block the formation of cancer cells. Thanks to this feature, doctors often prescribe decoctions of corn stigmas for the prevention of cancer.