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.

View References

CONDITIONS OF USE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you.

This copyrighted material is provided by Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version. Information from this source is evidence-based and objective, and without commercial influence. For professional medical information on natural medicines, see Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Professional Version.
© Therapeutic Research Faculty 2020.