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Celosia argentea

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Common cockscomb is an erect, usually much-branched, annual plant. It grows upto 40 - 200cm tall. This species is one of the most promising leaf crops for cultivation in poor or variable growing conditions. It is sometimes cultivated in western tropical Africa, and a few other areas of the tropics, for its edible leaves. It's family is Amaranthaceae.

Uses

Diarrhoea, Bloodshot eyes, Blurring of vision, Cataracts, Hypertension, Diabetes, Snakebites, Colic, Gonorrhoea, Eczema.

Parts Used

Leaves, Young shoots.

Chemical Composition

[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Anne soppu, Hanne soppu
Hindi Gadrya, Garke
Malayalam
Tamil Makili-k-kirai
Telugu Gurugu
Marathi Kurdu
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit Mayurasikha
English Silver Cockscomb, White Cockscomb

[2]

Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Annual

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
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Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

A plant of the tropics, able to be grown also in the subtropics and warm temperate zones.[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Open moist places.

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References

  1. [Chemistry]
  2. Karnataka Aushadhiya Sasyagalu By Dr.Maagadi R Gurudeva, Page no:11
  3. [Morphology]
  4. Cultivation

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