Qing Xiang Zi


Qing Xiang Zi in TCM:

Explore the properties of Qing Xiang Zi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: celosia argentia seed, feather cockscomb seed
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Celosiae
Properties: bitter, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: LV

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
clears heat, disperses wind

Actions / Indications:
  • Sedates LV fire; removes superficial visual obstruction (headache due to LV fire; wind-heat or Liver fire causing red, painful, swollen eyes, superficial visual obstruction, cataracts; modern use for hypertension)

    Special Notes:
  • For headache due to LV fire combine Qing Xiang Zi with Jue Ming Zi, Huang Qin, and Xia Ku Cao.

  • (cc: dilates pupils: do not use with glaucoma)
  • (cc: Liver or KD yin deficiency)