Qing Xiang Zi – Celosia Argentea Seed – Semen Celosiae

Qing Xiang Zi

English Name: celosia argentea seed, feather cockscomb seed

Pharmaceutical Name: Semen Celosiae

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Fire-Purging Herbs

Properties: Qing Xiang Zi enters the Liver channel; it is bitter in nature and cool in temperature.

What is Qing Xiang Zi:

The Chinese Herb Qing Xiang Zi are the seeds of the tropical plant known as the feather cockscomb (Celosia argentea).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Qing Xiang Zi:

Qing Xiang Zi sedates Liver Fire and benefits the eyes to address such concerns as redness, itching, dryness, and photophobia. It also is used in formula to address other symptoms associated with Liver fire such as headache, short temper and hypertension.