Feather Cockscomb Seed (Qing Xiang Zi)

青箱子
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

Meridians: Liver

Therapeutic Effects:
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

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