The corn silk can be taken in different forms for different disorders it is usually taken in the form of an herbal infusion, though it can also be used either fresh or dried in these remedies. Dosage of the herbal corn silk infusion for the treatment of urinary tract infections is one cup, containing 200 ml or 8 fl oz, taken thrice each day of the treatment period until full recovery. For making a poultice, a decoction derived from the corn meal can be thickened and used; this can be applied directly on wounds and sores affecting the person. The herbal corn silk tincture is excellent in the treatment of disorders like cystitis, this herbal tincture of corn silk can also be taken at dosages of three ml about 50 drops at least thrice every day of the treatment period. Dosages of the same herbal tincture in the Chinese system of medicine is 15 to 30 g of the tincture oror 3/4 1 1/2 oz per dose, taken thrice every day of the treatment period.