Qing Xiang Zi (Celosia Seeds) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Qing Xiang Zi
English Name: Celosia Seeds

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Drains liver fire, clears wind heat, improves vision - either wind-heat or liver fire causing red, painful eyes, superficial visual obstruction, and cataracts (stronger effect than Mi Meng Hua for excess fire).
  • Impaired, blurred vision - combine with Jue Ming Zi and Mi Meng Hua.
  • Hypertension due to liver yang rising.

Functional Groups (Click for Summary/Study Notes)

Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 3-15g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

  • Avoid in patients with glaucoma.
  • Avoid with liver and/or kidney deficiency.

Staff Clinician Notes

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