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Scientific Name: Celosia cristata
Alternative Names: Hanekam (Afr.)

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Celosia cristata
Celosia cristata


  • Annual
  • Hardy 30cm. tall annual.
  • Large, bright colored, flowers which resembles a velvety rooster's comb.
  • Full sun.

Parts Used

  • Dried flowers that have a clear, fresh color.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Chinese medicine.
  • Treats bleeding, vaginal discharge (Leukorrhea), diarrhea and dysentery.
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