Pharmaceutical Latin: Flos Celosiae Cristatae
Common English: Coxcomb Flower
Celosia Flower
Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
Tincture: 2-5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Restrains and holds to stop bleeding and vaginal discharge

A variety of bleeding and other discharges from the Lower Jiao

Clears Heat, cools the Blood, binds the Intestines and stops bleeding

Dysenteric disorders, especially chronic cases or those marked by Blood

Consolidates Jing and stops diarrhea

Stops diarrhea, dysentery and vaginal discharges

  • Contraindicated for those with uterine bleeding due to Blood Stasis.
  • Contraindicated for those with early stages of dysenteric disorders with Exterior signs.
  • Contraindicated for those with Damp-Heat.

Rx. Boehmeriae
Zhu Ma Gen
Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao

Rz. Zingiberis Preparatum
Pao Jiang
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu

Rx. Sanguisorbae
Di Yu
Flos Sophorae
Huai Hua

Irregular uterine bleeding due to Blood Heat

Irregular uterine bleeding due to Cold from Deficiency of the Chong and Ren channels

Bleeding hemorrhoids

Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Sm. Euryales
Qian Shi

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Rx. Pulsatillae
Bai Tou Weng

Damp-Heat vaginal discharge

Vaginal discharge from Dampness due to Spleen Qi Deficiency

Red and white dysenteric disorders

Per. Granati
Shi Liu Pi
Cx. Ailanthi
Chun Pi

Hua Rui Shi
Cacumen Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye
Charred Pollen Typhae
Pu Huang

Flos Sophorae
Huai Hua
Rx. Pulsatillae
Bai Tou Weng
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

Unremitting, chronic dysenteric disorders



Intestinal bleeding and bleeding hemorrhoids due to Heat

Hua Rui Shi
Rz. Bletillae
Bai Ji
Galla Chinensis
Wu Bei Zi

Rx. Puerariae
Ge Gen
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Flos Longan
Long Yan Hua

Uterine bleeding

Diarrhea or dysentery

White vaginal discharge

  1. This herb can be used as a stand-alone herb in powder form dissolved in wine for incessant menstruation.
  2. This herb treats bleeding hemorrhoids, red and white dysentery, hematemesis, hemoptysis, Blood Lin, metrorrhagia and red and white vaginal discharge.
  3. The flowers can be decocted and used as a wash for vaginal pruritis and discharge.
  4. Charred Flos Celosiae Ji Guan Hua Tan is less Cool but better able to astringe bleeding and vaginal discharge.
  5. This herb has been shown to eliminate trichomonas vaginitis in ten minutes.
  6. It has also been shown to kill parasites.