Cornsilk powder consists of the dried and ground silky threads found under the husks of fresh corn.
As a powder, cornsilk may be encapsulated as a dietary supplement. The powder can also be infused in a carrier oil like sweet almond and used topically.
Most people are familiar with corn silk as the sugary and sticky threads that adhere to an ear of corn. What most people aren’t aware of is the fact that this silk-like material has been used for thousands of years for food and medicine.
Corn silk is a good source of polyphenol antioxidants, as well as vitamins and minerals. However, because it is abundant in vitamin K and potassium, it should be used with caution in people who take anti-coagulants or diuretics.