Cornsilk, Zea mays
Zea mays is the botanical name for corn. Zea comes from Greek, meaning "to live." Mays comes from Spanish maz, or maize, the same word as a term in a native Mexican language meaning "mother," or "mother of life."
Corn silks are the silky tassels running the length of an ear of corn. They serve as styles or tubes for collecting the pollen that fertilizes each seed.
Corn silk is used for bladder infections, inflammation of the urinary system, inflammation of the prostate, kidney stones, and bedwetting. It is also used to treat congestiveheart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, fatigue, and high cholesterol levels. -WebMD