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Perilla Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Beefsteak Plant, Chinese Basil, Wild Sesame
Botanical Name
Perilla Frutescens
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Zi Su Ye, Zi Su Zi, Zi Su

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Perilla Cures


Action of Perilla

Nutrients in Perilla

Highly Effective

Taste of

Nature of


Parts Used

Leaves, Stems, Seeds

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Perilla

Perilla Oil may cause Dermatitis.
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Perilla is a bushy plant.
It is an annual.
It grows in a hot climate.
It grows up to 1.2 M.
It belongs to Lamiaceae family.
Best used for Wind Cold.

Perilla Stalk : Zi Su Geng
Perilla Fruit : Su Zi, Zi Su Zi
Perilla Oil : Zi Su Ye You
Perilla Leaf : Zi Su Ye, Su Ye
Perilla Stem : Su Geng, Zi Su, Zi Su Geng
Meridians associated : Liver, Lung, Spleen, Large Intestine and Stomach

Perilla Stem is used to stop Vomiting during Pregnancy.
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Materia Medica for Perilla

Perilla General

Perilla is used widely because of its high oil content. Monoterpenes compounds isolated from Perilla oil are used as an Anticancer agent.
Different parts of the plant possess different properties.
The purified Perilla Oil and Seed extract both have Antiinflammatory properties. It reduces Inflammation or Swelling in the Body.
The seed extract of Perilla is used to treat Allergies.
The leaves of Perilla are used for healthy cooking. In China, the leaves of Perilla are being used for Seafood cooking to reduce the risk of food poisoning.
The methanolic extract of roasted defatted Perilla seed exhibits strong Antioxidant property. It prevents the cells from any oxidative damage.
Perilla Seed extract has Antimicrobial action. It prevents Cavity and Periodontal diseases. It inhibits the growth of any harmful microorganisms in the Body.
Perilla Leaf extract acts as a Immuno stimulant. It triggers Phagocytosis in the Body. It stimulates the working of Immune System.
Perilla Seed Oil possesses Neuroprotective affect. It protects the nerve cells from any functional impairment or damage.
Oral ingestion of Perilla Seed oil makes Brain cells less sensitive to reactive oxygen, Nitrogen and Mitochondrial Dysfunction. Perilla Oil also lowers bad Cholesterol level in the Body.
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Can diabetic patient use the seeds
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