Celosia cristata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
cockscomb

Celosia cristata [Celosia in Greek means burning] is a member of the genus Celosia, and is commonly known as cockscomb, since the flower looks like the head on a rooster. It is called Chi Kuan in China. The plants are hardy and resistant to most diseases, and grow equally well indoors or out, though the perfect place is one with no shade and a well drained soil, as the plant is susceptible to fungal diseases. The plant is used frequently as an ornamental plant indoors. Their leaves and flowers can be used as vegetables. They are often grown as foods in India, Western Africa, and South America.

Celosia cristata

Medical use

Economic importance of Celosia cristata

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

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Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Allelopathic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Analgesic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
Anorexic
Arsenic found in Flower (0.12 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Manganese found in Flower (109 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Flower (180 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Manganese found in Flower (109 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Flower (9 ppm)
Iron found in Flower (180 ppm)
Manganese found in Flower (109 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Copper found in Flower (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Manganese found in Flower (109 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Anticanker
Iron found in Flower (180 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Anticarcinogenic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Anticataract
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Flower (180 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Flower (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Manganese found in Flower (109 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Flower (109 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Flower (109 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Manganese found in Flower (109 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiestrogenic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antifatigue
Copper found in Flower (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antiherpetic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Copper found in Flower (9 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antileukemic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Flower (180 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antimitotic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antineoplastic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antinitrosaminic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Flower (9 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Copper found in Flower (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Manganese found in Flower (109 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Flower (109 ppm)
Antioxidant
Betanin found in Plant
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Manganese found in Flower (109 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiperoxidant
Betanin found in Plant
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiserotonin
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Manganese found in Flower (109 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antithrombic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antitic
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antitumor
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Antiulcer
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Antiviral
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
Arteriodilator
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Astringent
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Candidicide
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Cardiac
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Flower (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
Cholagogue
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Choleretic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Collagenic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Flower (9 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Deodorant
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Fungicide
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Heme-Sparing
Betanin found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Hepatotropic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Herbicide
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Hydrocholerectic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Flower (137 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Copper found in Flower (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Flower (109 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Flower (9 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Insectifuge
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Betanin found in Plant
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Metal-Chelator
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Nephrotoxic
Mercury found in Flower (0.29 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Pesticide
Arsenic found in Flower (0.12 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Pigment
Amaranthin found in Flower
Betanin found in Plant
Preservative
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Prooxidant
Iron found in Flower (180 ppm)
Prostaglandigenic
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Flower (9 ppm)
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Sunscreen
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Uterosedative
Ferulic-acid found in Flower
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Flower (8910 ppm)
Magnesium found in Flower (6080 ppm)
Potassium found in Flower (20600 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Flower (39 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Amaranthin Flower
Arsenic Flower 0.12
Betanin Plant
Betaxanthin Flower
Calcium Flower 8,910
Celosianin Flower
Copper Flower 9
Fat Seed 134,000
Ferulic-acid Flower
Iron Flower 180
Isoamaranthin Flower
Isocelosianin Flower
Magnesium Flower 6,080
Manganese Flower 109
Mercury Flower 0.29
Potassium Flower 20,600
Protein Seed 181,000
Sodium Flower 137
Zinc Flower 39
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]