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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Can Corn Tea Reduce Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-07-25 15:21

Can Corn Tea Reduce Polycystic Kidney DiseaseCan corn tea reduce Polycystic Kidney Disease? Corn tea is one great herbal tea but not so common in daily life. In traditional Chinese medicine, corn tea or corn silk tea is used to treat various diseases and problems. Is corn tea good for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients?

It is reported that corn silk has a variety of heath benefits, because it is rich in iron, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium. Generally, corn tea is safe to use, but to guarantee your health, you had better consult your doctor or the online doctor before drinking it. If corn tea is available for you, you may get the following benefits from this herbal tea.

- Increase urine volume: Corn silk contains rich potassium, which can enhance the kidney output, thus increasing urine volume and easing patients’ edema.

- Treat urinary tract infection: For people with PKD, urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs easily as a consequence of large kidney cyst or cyst rupture. Drinking corn tea regularly is one most natural remedy to deal with UTI.

- Lower hypertension: As the first symptom of PKD, high blood pressure may cause further kidney damage to worsen patients’ condition. Corn silk with chrysanthemum can help lower hypertension.

- Treat blood urine: The tea added with corn silk and lalang grass rhizome is proven to be effective and safe on treating blood urine or hematuria.

- Lower blood sugar: Fermentation preparation in corn silk can help lower high blood sugar obviously. Some PKD patients also have diabetes, so they can drink some corn tea to control their blood sugar.


Even though no exact research has proven corn tea can help reduce PKD cysts, the well control of the above symptoms indeed can slow down the progression of PKD. Many other herbal teas such as dandelion root tea and nettle leaf tea may be also good for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease. Choose one of them to drink one cup one daily.

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