Celosia seed (Qingxiangzi)
Pharmaceutical Name: Semen Celosiae
Botanical Name: 1. Celosia argentea L.; 2. Celosia cristata L.
Common Name: Celosia seed
Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing
Part Used: The seeds are gathered in autumn when ripe and dried in the sun.
Natural Properties & Taste: Bitter and slightly cold
1. To clear heat in the liver;
2. To brighten the eyes and reduce corneal opacity
Indications & Combinations: Flaring up of liver fire manifested as red, painful and swollen eyes, blurred vision and corneal opacity. Celosia seed (Qingxiangzi) is used with Cassia seed (Juemingzi), Chrysanthemum flower (Juhua) and Plantain seed (Cheqianzi).
Dosage: 3-15 g