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Current Pharmaceutical Design


ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Review Article

Beneficial Effects of Corn Silk on Metabolic Syndrome

Author(s): Bing Wang, Tiegang Xiao, Jun Ruan and Wensheng Liu*

Volume 23 , Issue 34 , 2017

Page: [5097 - 5103] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1381612823666170926152425

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Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a very common medical problem worldwide. It includes obesity, hypertension, hyperglycemia, and abnormal levels of triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. It is closely associated with insulin resistance and may lead to diabetes mellitus, liver diseases, or cardiovascular diseases. Corn silk (CS), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been reported to have multiple beneficial effects, including hypotensive, anti-diabetic, and hypolipidemic properties. This suggests that corn silk could be used to treat or prevent metabolic syndrome. In this review, we will discuss the potential role of corn silk in different components of metabolic syndrome.

Keywords: Corn silk, maydis stigma, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia.

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