Due to high concentrations of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper, Celosia argentea leaves are suitable for consumption as vegetables especially in many countries .
The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of sucrose and ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) concentrations, as well as plant growth regulators (BAP, KIN and 2iP) in MS medium on in vitro propagation and flowering of Celosia argentea var.
The research material consisted of 15-20 mm one- node shoots fragments of Celosia argentea var.
Sucrose and NH4NO3 concentrations in MS medium had no influence on Celosia argentea propagation in in vitro cultures (Table 1).
The medium combinations applied in this experiment did not significantly affect the root number, although the largest average number of roots was recorded for Celosia argentea grown on the control MS medium and MS with addition of 1.
Our studies revealed the largest flowering Celosia argentea plants (100%) on modified MS medium containing 16.
On the other hand, Celosia argentea plants from this medium produced the largest average number of flowers per plant (3) (Figure 3).
Kazutaka S, Hideyuki S and K Jun'ichi Antimitotic activity of moroidin, a bicyclic peptide from the seeds of Celosia argentea.
10] Suzuki H, Hiroshi M, Shigeo I and K Jun'ichi New antimitotic bicyclic peptides, celogentins D-H, and J, from the seeds of Celosia argentea.
Table 1: Nutritional components (%) of Corchorus olitorius, Ocimum gratissimum and Celosia argentea used for the study Vegetable Moisture Ash Protein C.
Similarly, for treatment of urinary tract infections, the various plants or plant parts used included whole plants of Celosia argentea (along with roots of Cyperus difformis and stems of Curculigo orchioides), leaves of Desmodium laxiflorum, seeds of Hyptis suaveolens, whole plants of Lycopodium clavatum, roots of Melastoma malabathricum, and roots of Oxyspora paniculata.
Celosia argentea, used by the Tonchongya TMPs for urinary tract infections and urinary disorders is reportedly used by the Konda Reddi and Koyas tribes of Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh, India for treatment of dysentery and diarrhea (Raju and Reddy, 2005).