Bedwetting, which is also referred to as nighttime urinary incontinence or nocturnal enuresis, is a very common condition which affects children of between 5 years old and 7 years old, sometimes they may be older. Simply put, bedwetting is and involuntary urination that occurs at night when asleep.
Bedwetting in children of between 5 and 7 years is absolutely normal, so there is no need to worry about the condition, it is mostly because the children are yet to learn bladder control. The condition can last longer in some kids and it occurs with a few adults as well.
Causes of bedwetting include the following:
- Small bladder
- Hormonal imbalance
- Sleep apnea
- Urinary or neurological conditions
- Urinary tract infections
- Emotional challenges resulting from insecurity
- Prescription diuretics
Corn silk is the soft silky tassels that pop out or emerge from the ears of the corn as it approaches maturity. They are known to be great as natural remedies for different ailments especially conditions related to the urinary tract. It is best to pick the corn silk while they are still yellow in color, resembling blond hair, at this point they are believed to possess optimal nutrients.
Here are a few uses of corn silk:
- It can be used to considerably reduce water retention and inflammation or bloating in the body.
- It is used to minimize the effects of premenstrual syndrome which is also associated with water retention.
- It is used also in the curing of high blood pressure.
- It is useful in eliminating bedwetting.
Preparing corn silk tea
- You can use one tablespoon of chopped corn silk with a cup of boiling water.
- Allow to steep for about 20 minutes and then strain.
- Add little honey to taste (this is optional).
- An adult should take a cup twice or thrice daily, while for children a smaller cup could be used.