Zea Mays, commonly known as Cornsilk, is the white and brown tipped tassels that surround an ear of corn.
Maize, also known as corn, is a cereal grain first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago. Maize has become a staple food in many parts of the world, with total production surpassing that of wheat or rice.
The maize plant is often 3m (10 ft) in height, though some natural strains can grow to 12m (39 ft).The stem is commonly composed of 20 internodes of 18 cm (7.1 in) length. Ears develop above a few of the leaves in the midsection of the plant, between the stem and leaf sheath, elongating by around 3 millimetres (0.12 in) per day, to a length of 18cm (7 in.) Elongated stigmas, called silks, emerge from the whorl of husk leaves at the end of the ear. They are often pale yellow and 18 cm (7 in) in length, like tufts of hair in appearance.
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Powdered herbs like Zea mays / Cornsilk Powder are exactly that. We take high quality whole or cut herbs and process them using our powdering machine. Sometimes we source powdered herbs directly from our suppliers.
Using our powdering machine we can choose the size of the ground herb particle. This means we can produce everything from a course powder, which might be used in a herbal tea or infusion, to a very fine powder.
Powdered herbs like Zea mays / Cornsilk Powder might be used by herbalists in the production of herbal capsules. Powdered herbs are also sometimes used in tincture or fluid extract production.