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corn silk

n.
The styles and stigmas that appear as a silky tuft or tassel at the tip of an ear of corn, used as a diuretic in herbal medicine.
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Corn silk (dried cut stigmata of maize female flowers, Zea mays L.) is a well-known functional food and traditional Chinese herbal medicine.
Corn silk volatiles attract many pest species of moths.
Results: It was observed on microscopic examination that Corn silk extract reduced deleterious effects of acetaminophen on tubules of kidney as evidenced by reduction of tubular vacuolation and necrosis, absence of protein casts, vascular congestion and inflammation.
Diuretic, antilithiasic, uricosuric and antiseptic properties are usually accredited to corn silk, style/stigma of maize (Zea mays L.).
Corn Silk translucent powder is PS7.40 from Boots and is available in original satin or semi-matt finish
I wondered if I might be able to resume my beloved tavern conversations (mentioned above) if I took a hookah into the tavern and filled the bowl with corn silk or Indian tobacco.
They found the suspect in the process of mixing saffron with corn silk. They also seized 58 boxes and 22 plastic bags containing adulterated saffron, as well as four bottles of red colouring agent and other equipment used for packaging.
The collection includes the Corn Silk Powder ad emphasising its "natural look" (pictured) and such iconic ads as the fictitious animated owners Bert and Harry Piel of Piels Beer in the 50s; Beech Nut Fruit Stripe gum with its famous zebra-striped wrappers from the 60s and classics from brands such as Kraft, General Foods and Texaco from the same era.
Corn husk dolls What you'll need: Corn husks-around 30 Twine or string Scissors Pipe cleaners Cottonball or Styrofoam ball the same size as a cottonball Glue (optional) Corn silk (from your corn) optional
Initially, microscopy showed plant structures similar to tobacco and also possibly corn silk. Having seen physical evidence for tobacco, we proceeded chemically by extracting, back extracting and looking for evidence of nicotine.