Botanical Name : CELOSIA CRISTATA
Family Name : AMARANTHACEAE
Common Name : COCKSCOMB, YELLOW TOREADOR, RED COCKSCOMB, FOXTAIL AMARANTH, CRESTED CELOSIA, FIRE-FLAME BUSH, SHINAJI TEA, WOODFORDIA.
Part Used : Flowers
Habitat : Throughout India but abundantly found in North India upto 1600 m.
Uses : The flowers are acrid, astringent, styptic, depurative, utreine sadative, constipating, antibacterial, corrective of urinary pigments, febrifuge and alexeteric. They are useful in the conditions of kapha and pitta, leprosy, burning sensation, skin diseases, diarrhoea, dysentery, fever, headache, hemorrhoids, herpes, internal hemorrhage, leukorrhea, liver disorders, menorrhagia, ulcers, wounds. Juice of leaves are used in bilious sickness. They are also valued as a stimulant in pregnancy.
Parts Offered : Celosia whole plant, Celosia flowers