Can corn silk extract really lower blood sugar? Lower blood pressure?
What are the magic ingredients in corn silk extract?
Corn silk extract straight powder (normal & organic) contains fatty oil 2.5%, gum-like substance 3.8%, resin 2.7%, saponin 3.18%, alkaloid 0.05%, etc.
Benefits of Corn Silk Extract:
The content of plant flavonoids in the ratio extract 5:1 TLC of corn silk extract accounts for about 3% of the dry weight. Flavonoids are natural antioxidants and have potential applications in scavenging free radicals, inhibiting bacteria, and regulating blood lipids. There are several kinds of polysaccharides in corn silk. Through the observation of experimental animals, it is found that it has a certain effect on regulating blood sugar.
In addition, corn silk polysaccharide also has diuretic, antioxidant and other activities. Corn silk saponin, another active ingredient, was tested on diabetic mice and found that it also has the effect of lowering blood sugar with fewer side effects.
Corn silk food development:
At present, there are not many industrial applications of corn silk, but many products have been developed. Such as beverages and fermented beverages made with corn silk extract.