Los Pelos de Elote is a popular medicinal plant used to cure problems of the renal and urinary system, such as cystitis, nephritis, prostatitis and urethritis, due to its diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. The elote hairs are also known in other countries as choclo hair, choclo hair or maize beard, being commonly used in the form of tea.
This plant posee scientific nombre Stigma maydis and in its composition substances such as vitamins, protein and carbohydrates are found, which are important to keep the body healthy. Chocolate beards or corn beards also contain flavonoids, which are compounds found in fruits and vegetables and have an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect, for example.
Generally, dehydrated chocolate beards or in the form of capsules can be purchased at natural products stores, at stores online and in some pharmacies.
The elote hairs are a part that is inside the corn cob and are the yellow hairs that grow during the development of grains of this food. This part of the lot is used in several regions of the world as a medicinal plant to treat different illnesses and health problems, such as:
Elote hair is a natural product with a diuretic effect, this means that it helps to increase the urinary frequency and as a consequence it helps in the reduction of blood pressure. Some studies show that the medicinal plant can also reduce blood sugar levels and can help restore the balance of the intestinal flora, improving the regulation of the intestine. See more about the intestinal flora.
Elote hair contains substances such as proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium and compounds such as flavonoids, which are important to delay aging, in addition to anti-inflammatory action in the body. For this reason, this plant also has hypoglycemic, depurative and anti-fatigue properties.
The diuretic properties of elote’s hair are very well known for relaxing the lining of the bladder and renal tubules, reducing irritation and increasing urinary elimination. In addition, the hair of elote is considered a hypotensive, light for helping to lower the levels of high pressure, through the reabsorption of sodium.
The elote hair is most frequently used in the form of tea, from the dry extract purchased from natural products stores, however, it can also be obtained in the form of a supplement.
1. Elote hair tee
Hervir the water with the elote hair dry extract, cover and leave to rest for 10 minutes. Wait for it to cool down a little and paste, if you can drink this up to three times a day.
2. Elote hair capsules
In addition to this, elote hair can be found as a supplement, being the recommended dose in the studios of 400 to 450 mg to be taken 2 to 3 times a day.
However, before ingesting this type of product, it is important to consult a herbalist to know the correct dose to be used and one should not abandon the conventional treatment guided by the doctor.
The studios demonstrate that the elote hair is a safe medicinal plant with well associated secondary effects. However, it should be used with caution in people who have inflammation in the prostate, because as the urinary frequency increases, it can cause discomfort when urinating.
It should not be used by embarassed and lactating women, as it alters the levels of the hormone oxytocin, which is responsible for uterine contractions, for example. People who use medication to lower blood pressure, anticoagulants, diuretics and diabetes should ask a doctor before starting to use elote hair.
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