Semen Celosiae

 

Source
Seed of Celosia argentea L., family Amaranthaceae.

Characteristics
Seed 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

Indication
1. 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 of vision.
2. Calm and supress liver-yang: For hyperactivity of liver-yang or liver-fire with headache and dizziness.

Pharmacological Action
1. Hypotensive.
2.Celosiaol, one of its active components, is a mydriatic.

Administration Decoction: 6-15g (crushed before decocting).

Caution: Contraindicated for glaucoma.


   

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