Zea mays L.

Zea mays L.
Familia :
Poaceae (Gramineae)
Description :
Up straight, approximately 1.5 meters high. Stem round, massive, not branched, yellow or orange color. Single leaf, midrib, round, long, pointed tip, flat edge, the length of 35 to 100 cm, 3 to 12 cm wide, green color. Compound interest, married one, male and female flowers form of grain, at the end of the stem and axillary, white. Cob-shaped fruit, 8 to 20 cm long, yellowish green color.

Chemical Composition:
Hair: Saponin, tannin substances, flavonoids, essential oils, fatty oils, alantoin, and bitter substances.
Flowers: stigmasterol.

Diseases which can be treated:
Typical Nature: a little sweet.
Benefits: Antilitik, diuretic, and hypotensive.

According to research Sukensri Hardianto, 1989. Faculty of Pharmacy, Gadjah Mada University. Tutors: Dr. Ediati S., Apt. and Dr. Sasmito, has researched the influence of infusion of young maize cobs on the solubility of calcium kidney stones in vitro. From this research, were:
1. The influence of infusion rate and concentration of dissolved potassium in solution.
2. The influence of infusion rate and concentration of calcium dissolved in solution.
3. Calcium kidney stones have the greatest solubility in the infusion of young corn cob with levels of 5%. At higher levels of infusion decreased the solubility

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