Celosia Seed (Qingxiangzi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Semen Celosiae|
|Botanical Name:||Celosia argentea L.
Celosia cristata L.
|Common Name:||Celosia seed|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The seeds are gathered in autumn when ripe and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and slightly cold|
|Functions:||To clear heat in the liver
To brighten the eyes and reduce corneal opacity
|Indications and Combinations:||Flaring up of liver fire manifested as red, painful, and swollen eyes, blurred vision, and corneal opacity.
*Use with Cassia seed (Juemingzi), Chrysanthemum flower (Juhua) and Plantain seed (Cheqianzi).