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Feather Cockscomb (Celosia argentea ) Seed Extract

  • Latin Name:   Celosia argentea L.
  • Synonyms:   Celosia seed, feather cock's comb, QingXiagnzi,red-spinach, silver cock's comb, Honshu (west of Kanto region), Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa.
  • Part of Used:   seed
  • Specifications:   5:1 10:1 20:1
  • Appearance:   Brown fine powder
  • Application:   Medicine, food additive, dietary supplement,sports nutrition
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Product name

Feather Cockscomb (Celosia argentea ) Seed Extract

Latin Name

Celosia argentea L.

Active ingredients   

β-sitosterol etc.


Celosia seed, feather cock's comb, red-spinach, silver cock's comb, Semen celosiae,Honshu (west of Kanto region), Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa,QingXiagnzi


Brown fine powder

Part used



5:1 10:1 20:1


1500-2000mg daily

Main benefits

Antioxidant, liver protection, anti-diabetes

Applied industries

Medicine, food additive, dietary supplement, sports nutrition


What is Feather Cockscomb (Celosia argentea ) Seed Extract?

Celosia argentea, commonly known as cockscomb, plumed is a plant of tropical origin, and is known for its very bright colors.

Celosia argentea is a tender annual that is often grown in gardens. It is propagated by seeds. The seeds are extremely small, up to 43,000 seeds per ounce.

The Century cultivars are usually taller (1–2 feet), and are bright red, yellow, orange, or pink. The Kimono cultivars are generally smaller (4 inches - 1 foot), and have more muted colors, though similar to the Century cultivars. Other colors, such as white, burgundy, orange-red, etc., can be found. Certain varieties will grow to 3–4 feet in height.

The sweet and cool herb has been used in TCM to stop nose bleeding, painful and swollen eyes, superficial visual  obstruction, cataracts as a result of wind-heat  or liver fire, etc. as it disperses and eliminates Liver-Fire, improves vision, etc., by enhancing the functions of liver channels.

Chemical constituents of Feather Cockscomb (Celosia argentea ) Seed Extract

The seed common contains β-sitosterol,Cholesterylpalmitati,3,4-dihydroxylbenzaldehyde, P-hydroxylbenzoic acid,3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid,N-butyl-β-D-frucose glycoside,Celosiaol, Niacin etc.

Benefits of taking Feather Cockscomb (Celosia argentea ) Seed Extract supplements:

Traditional Chinese medicine

>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.

Modern Medicine

Feather Cockscomb (Celosia argentea ) Seed and Hepatotoxicity

>Two new compounds from Semen celosiae and their protective effects against CCl₄-induced hepatotoxicity.

(Source-Pharmacognosy Department, School of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, P.R. China.)


Two new oleanolic acid saponins, namely celosin A (1) and celosin B (2), together with six known compounds, stigmasterol, β-sitosterol, β-daucosterol, hexacosoic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid, were isolated from the ethanolic extract of Semen celosiae. The structures of celosin A (1) and celosin B (2) were determined by spectral analysis (including 1D- and 2D-NMR). The hepatoprotective activity of 1 and 2 with oral doses 1.0, 2.0 and 4.0 mg kg⁻¹ were investigated by carbon tetrachloride CCl₄-induced hepatotoxicity in mice. The results indicate that they have significant hepatoprotective effects, and that these hepatoprotective effects may be due to the antioxidant capability.

Allergic disorders

>Effects of Celosia argentea and Cucurbita moschata extracts on anti-DNP IgE antibody production in mice

(Source-Health Science Laboratories, Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.)


We have already reported that the Perilla frutescens extract (PFE) suppressed anti-DNA IgE antibody production in mice. In this study, we prepared extracts of Celosia argentea L. (CAE) and Cucurbita moschata Duch (CME), which are Chinese herbal medicines like Perilla frutescens, and examined the effects on anti-DNP antibody responses in mice. To examine the effects of CAE & CME on primary antibody responses, CAE & CME were intraperitoneally injected the day before primary immunization of DNP-ovalbumin. Anti-DNP antibody production was markedly suppressed. Then, we examined the effects on secondary antibody responses. CEA & CME were injected only the day before secondary immunization. Anti-DNP IgE production was markedly suppressed, but IgG responses were not affected. It was also found that mitogenic activity occurred in CAE & CME dose dependently in vitro. These effects of CAE & CME were superior to that of PFE. These results suggest that CAE & CME may be more useful than PFE for the suppression of IgE antibody in certain allergic disorders.

Anti-diabetic activity

>Anti-diabetic activity of alcoholic extract of Celosia argentea Linn. seeds in rats.

Vetrichelvan T, Jegadeesan M, Devi BA.

(Source-Adhiparasakthi College of Pharmacy, Melmaruvathur, Tamilnadu, India. )


Celosia argentea Linn. commonly known as "Cocks Comb" and its seeds are widely used in Indian folk medicine for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. This study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of an alcoholic extract of Celosia argentea seeds (ACAS) on blood glucose and body weight in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. ACAS was found to reduce the increase of blood glucose in alloxan-induced diabetic rats (27.8% at 250 mg/kg and 38.8% at 500 mg/kg body weight). Chronic administration of ACAS significantly (p<0.01) reduced the blood glucose in alloxan-induced diabetic rats for two weeks. Also the extract prevented a decrease in body weight in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. These results suggest that the ACAS possesses anti-diabetic activity in alloxan-induced diabetic rats.

Side effects and safety of Feather Cockscomb (Celosia argentea ) Seed Extract

Do not use the herb in case of glaucoma or liver or kidney deficiency

Do not use the herb in newborn, children or if you are pregnant or breast feeding without f1rst consulting with the related field specialist.

Dosage of Feather Cockscomb (Celosia argentea ) Seed Extract supplement:

Many eather Cockscomb (Celosia argentea ) Seed Extract 10:1 supplements recommend a dosage of around 1500 mg to 2000 mg.

Company Information:

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