Description: Corn silk is a common name for the shiny, thread-like, weak fibers that grow as part of ears of corn (maize); the tuft or tassel of silky fibers that protrude
from the tip of the ear of corn. The ear is enclosed in modified leaves called husks. Each individual fiber is an elongated style, attached to an individual ovary. The term
probably originated somewhere between 1850 and 1855.
Botanical Name: Zea mays
Common Names: Stigmata maidis
Medicinal Part: Silk of the fruit