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CORNSILK KB LIQUID EXTRACT COMBINATION

August 08, 2020

At Cheryl’s Herbs, our liquid extract combination products each contain multiple herbs and are sold in one-ounce, two-ounce, and four-ounce dropper bottles.  These products are for internal use.   

The intention behind Cornsilk KB is to offer support to the urinary system.  The product consists of 8 herbs:

Cornsilk - is used to support the urinary system when a bladder infection is present.  It has, as a demulcent, a soothing effect upon the mucus membranes of the urinary tract.

Hydrangea Root - is well known for its ability to support us when gravel and stones are present in the urinary system, assisting in their dissolution and passage.

Horsetail Herb - is a nourishing diuretic that supports the mucus membranes of the urinary tract helping to ease burning pain.

Cleavers Herb - can assist in remedying bladder infections and stones and can assist in promoting urination.

Uva Ursi Leaf - is an astringent and antiseptic so is helpful with bladder infections, bladder discharges, and when there is highly acidic urine.

Buchu Leaf - when there is highly acidic urine and a frequent desire to urinate with little or no relief, this herb is suggested.

Juniper Berry - purported to be of benefit where there is renal congestion, swelling, and back ache.

Marshmallow Root - a demulcent herb that eases the passage of stones, it also supports diuresis.

Overall, this product, as with any other of our liquid extract combinations, is a synergy offering more to us than any one of the individual herbs in it can offer, thereby supplying significant support to the urinary tract when there is infection.  It is soothing to the mucus membranes when urine is highly acidic, helping to relieve burning pain; it helps promote urination; it has antiseptic action; and it can be used to dissolve stones and soothe their passage.

SOURCES:  Matthew Wood’s The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants

BOTANICAL SAFETY INFORMATION

This combination of herbs helps support the urinary system.

Use 5-15 drops, 1-2 dropperfuls, or as much as a teaspoon at a time. Dose frequency could be 1-3 times or several times a day as desired. Generally best to use large, frequent doses in acute situations. When more comfort is achieved, or the situation is less severe, doses can be smaller and less frequent. Dose recommendations are for adults. For a child, adjust the dose according to weight. For example, if a child weighs approximately half what an adult weighs, give half of any of the above dose suggestions.

Do not use herbal products to replace necessary care by a qualified physician.

Contains: 

Cornsilk Zea mays, organic 

Safe to consume when used appropriately.

Hydrangea Root Hydrangea arborescens, organic / wild crafted

Avoid long term use.

Horsetail Herb Equisetum arvense, wild crafted

Avoid during cardiac or renal dysfunction. Has potential to lead to thiamine deficiency. Powdered form not recommended for children or for prolonged use due to the inorganic silica content, though teas & extracts contain mainly organic silica in colloidal form so are not problematic in this regard.

Cleavers Herb Galium aparine, wild crafted

Safe to consume when used appropriately.

Uva Ursi Leaf Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, wild crafted

Avoid during pregnancy or lactation.  Avoid with retinal thinning.  Avoid with hypoglycemia.  Avoid use with Lithium.  Concomitant use with medication that acidifies urine may result in a decrease of effectiveness of Uva Ursi leaf, but some authorities disagree with this caution. Avoid use with kidney disorders and irritated digestive conditions.  Not for prolonged use.

Buchu Leaf Barosma betulina, regular

Avoid during pregnancy and kidney inflammation.

Juniper Berry Juniperus communis, wild crafted

Avoid long term use and during kidney inflammation.

Marshmallow Root Althea officinalis, organic

Safe to consume when used appropriately.


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