Seed of Celosia argentea L., family Amaranthaceae.
oblate or rounded-reniform, enlarged in the middle, with the hilum growing
laterally and retuse; 1.0-1.5 mm in, diameter, black or reddish. Bitter
in taste; slightly cold in nature, and attributive to liver channeL
Clear liver-fire and remove nebula to improve visual acuity: For liver-heat
syndrome with redness, swelling and pain of the eye, nebula and blurring
2. Calm and supress liver-yang: For hyperactivity of liver-yang or liver-fire
with headache and dizziness.
2.Celosiaol, one of its active components, is a mydriatic.
Decoction: 6-15g (crushed before decocting).
Contraindicated for glaucoma.