Corn is cultivated in many parts of the world and in recent years has become popular in Europe. From the husks or ears hang many soft filaments called "the silk". It is cut off before the pollen drops from the flowers and dried quickly in the shade. Should a reliable diuretic be needed then drink Corn Silk tea which is also an effective, harmless weight-reducer (of interest to the many overweight people in our affluent society).
Infusion: 1/4 litre of hot water is poured over 1 heaped teaspoon of Corn Silk, infused for a short time, not sweetened.