Yu Mi Xu


Yu Mi Xu in TCM:

Explore the properties of Yu Mi Xu according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: corn silk, corn stigma
Pharmacuetical Name: Stigma Maydis
Properties: sweet, bland, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: UB, KD, LV, GB

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp

Actions / Indications:
  • Promotes Urination; reduces edema; unblocks PUD (edema, urinary difficulty, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hot or stony lin)
  • Clears damp-heat from the Liver/Gallbladder; resolves jaundice (damp-heat or yin jaundice; modern use for jaundice due to hepatits, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis)
  • (cc: yin-deficiency or no signs of dampness)

    Special Notes:
  • Yu Mi Xu contains vitamin K and should therefore be used with caution in drugs like Warfarin, etc..