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Celosia argentea  Linn.

   

Botanical Name

:

Celosia argentea Linn.

English Name

:

Wild Cock's Comb

Synonym(s)

:

Celosia argentea cristata (L.)Kuntze.

Family

:

Amaranthaceae

 

General Info

Description

An erect, glabrous annual, up to 1 m in height. Stems stout or slender, simple or branched; leaves narrow, entire; flowers white, glistening in feathered, conical to long-oblong spikes; capsules with 4-8 black, shining seeds.

Herb Effects

Aphrodisiac (seed); alleviates spasms, hypothermic and antiprotozoal (plant).

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Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Protein, vitamins and carbohydrates (plant); ß-sitosterol, cholesteryl palmitate, 3,5-dihydroxy benzaldehyde, 4-hydroxy benzoic acid, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, a-butyl-ß-D-fructoside and sucrose (seeds)

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
Product Categories

Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
beta-Sitosterol 5779-62-4 17-(5-ethyl-6-methyl
-heptan-2-yl)-10,13-
dimethyl-2,3,4,7,8,9
,11,12,14, 15,16,17
-dodecahydro-1H-cycl
openta[a]phenanthren
-3-ol
C29H50O Click Here To Enlarge
Sucrose Not Available 2-[3,4-dihydroxy-2,5
-bis(hydroxymethyl)o
xolan-2-yl]oxy-6-(hy
droxymethy l)oxane-
3,4,5-triol
C12H22O11 Click Here To Enlarge
Cholesteryl palmitate 601-34-3 [10,13-dimethyl-17-(
6-methylheptan-2-yl)
-2,3,4,7,8,9,11,12,1
4,15,16,17 -dodecah
ydro-1H-cyclopenta[a
]phenanthren-3-yl]
hexadecanoate
C43H76O2 Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

In blood diseases, mouth sores, diarrhea, cataracts and hypertension (seed); on scorpion sting (leaf paste); in blood- dysentery, spitting of blood, menorrhagia and as a parasiticide in trichomonas infection (flowers); in bloody stool, haemorrhoid bleeding, uterine bleeding, leucorrhoea (flower & seed)

Contraindication

Do not use in cases of glaucoma or liver or kidney deficiency because it has a strong heat clearing effect and and can dilate the pupils.

Reference

Sharma, Classical Uses of Medicinal Plants.


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.

Uniyal et al., Medicinal Flora of Garhwal Himalayas.

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