Magili keerai or Pannakeerai seeds (Celosia Argentea)


Medicinal uses:

  • The seeds are used to treat diseases of blood and mouth sores.
  • Oil extracted from the seeds is mixed with milk and sugar and used as tonic.
  • The plant has immense medicinal value in stomach related problems.
  • In case of over consumption fever, hip, and leg pain will come.
  • This plant is not advisable for pregnant ladies.

Cooking combination: You can either cook the plant separately or with other greens such as thoyya and kanan keerai. Eating combination: Finger millet ball, Finger millet porridge.

In stock

Add to Wishlist
SKU: magili-keerai-or-pannakeerai-seeds-celosia-argentea Category: Tags: ,


Seed typeVegetable
Plant NameMagili keerai or Pannakeerai seeds (Celosia Argentea)
Botanical NameCelosia Argentea
Sowing SeasonsMid – spring to Summer
Spacing60 x 60 cm

Scientific Name:Celosia argentea

Tamil name:Pannakeerai, Magili keerai

General information: Grows in rain fed farms. Found predominantly in the red soil of millet farms during the rainy season (June to September). The leaves with tender stems are plucked. Once the plant flowers, the leaves are considered to be matured and are generally not preferred for cooking.

Properties:This plant acts as a coolant to the body.

Buy Once and Build Your Seed Bank!

Our farm’s Community Seed Bank preserves and cultivates Open Pollinated Native seed varieties that are both organic and sustainably grown. We distribute seeds in limited quantities, expecting gardeners or farmers to propagate them and establish their seed bank. Get ready for a happy and fruitful farming experience!


Soaking seeds before sowing can greatly improve their chances of germination and growth. There are several methods of soaking seeds, and one of the most popular methods is soaking them in water. All you need to do is immerse the seeds in water for about 24 hours before planting them in grow bags. This method is particularly useful for seeds that have hard seed coats, which can prevent water from penetrating and germination from occurring.

Another method of soaking seeds is to soak them in cowdung slurry. This is a traditional method that has been used in India for centuries. Cowdung slurry is believed to contain natural growth-promoting substances that can help seeds germinate faster and grow stronger. To prepare the slurry, mix cow dung with water to make a thick paste, and then immerse the seeds in the mixture for about 48 hours. After soaking, rinse the seeds in clean water before planting them in grow bags.

Both of these methods can be effective in improving the germination and growth of seeds. However, it’s important to note that not all seeds require soaking, and some may even be harmed by it. Be sure to research the specific needs of the seeds you are planting and use the appropriate method accordingly.

Magili keerai or Pannakeerai seeds (Celosia Argentea)


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Magili keerai or Pannakeerai seeds (Celosia Argentea)”