Celosia argentea

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Historical Use of Celosia argentea

Celosia argentea in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Qingxiangzi

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Seed of Feather Corkscomb

Specific Name  : Semen celosiae

Scientific Name:
Collection  : The plant is cut up or the infructescence is picked up in autumn when the fruit is ripe, dried in the sun and the seed is gathered and removed from foreign matters.

Description  : Oblate, a few rounded reniform, 1 - 1.5mm in diameter. Externally black or reddish black, lustrous, somewhat raised in the middle with a hilum on the slightly dented lateral side. Testa thin and brittle, odorless and tasteless.Foreign matter: Not more than 2% (Appendix lX A).

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Processing  :

Action  : To remove heat from the liver, and to clear the eye of corneal opacity.

Indication  : redness of the eye and dizziness due to excessive heat or fire in the liver; nebula with blurred vision

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 9 to 15 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a dry place.

Synonymns for Celosia argentea

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Evidence or the Use of Celosia argentea in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Oladele A Oguntade, Adetutu A Adegbuyi, Adesola L Nassir, Solomon O Olagunju, Waheed A Salami, Rilwan O Adewale
Geoassessment of heavy metals in rural and urban floodplain soils: health implications for consumers of Celosia argentea and Corchorus olitorius vegetables in Sagamu, Nigeria.
Environ Monit Assess: 2020, 192(3);164
[PubMed:32025899] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Guo Yu, Jie Liu, Yumei Long, Zhe Chen, Geoffrey I Sunahara, Pingping Jiang, Shaohong You, Hua Lin, He Xiao
Phytoextraction of cadmium-contaminated soils: comparison of plant species and low molecular weight organic acids.
Int J Phytoremediation: 2019;1-9
[PubMed:31522543] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I a)

Ameena Iqbal, Muhammad Umair Mushtaq, Aqib Hassan Ali Khan, Ismat Nawaz, Sohail Yousaf, Zeshan, Mazhar Iqbal
Influence of Pseudomonas japonica and organic amendments on the growth and metal tolerance of Celosia argentea L.
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int: 2019;
[PubMed:31428967] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I a)

Sheng Liu, Xin Wang, Jin-di Xu, Pan-Pan Chen, Qian-Yue Zhang, Ming-Zhong Wang, Jian-Ming Ju, Jun-Ting Fan
[Chemical constituent analysis for seeds of Celosia argentea by UPLC-ESI-Q-TOF-MS].
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi: 2019, 44(3);500-508
[PubMed:30989915] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Jiawei Shen, Xiuqin Cao, Weili Zhou, Jinbo Song
A rapid and sensitive UHPLC-MS/MS method for the determination of celosin A in rat plasma with application to pharmacokinetic study.
Biomed. Chromatogr.: 2019, 33(7);e4535
[PubMed:30883816] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)



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