Overview

Perilla is an herb. The leaf, stem, and seed are used to make medicine.

Perilla is used for canker sores, airway illnesses, stomach issues, and other conditions. But there is no good scientific evidence to support any use.

In foods, perilla is used as a flavoring, in tea, and to prevent fish and crab poisoning.

In manufacturing, perilla seed oil is used commercially in the production of varnishes, dyes, and inks.

How does it work ?

Perilla contains chemicals that might decrease swelling and affect other chemicals that cause asthma and allergy symptoms. Some chemicals in perilla might kill cancer cells.

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