Other Uses

Perilla refined oil is a good source of n-3 series alpha-linolenic acid.

Clinical note — Perilla and TCM

Perilla is an important ingredient of several TCM formulas. Perilla leaf is a key ingredient in Saiboku-to, a traditional Chinese formulation used in the treatment of type 1 hypersensitivity disorders including asthma (Nishiyori et al 1985). Saiboku-to contains Bupleurum falcatum, PinelUa ternata, Poria cocus, Scutellaria baicalensis, Magnolia officinalis, Zizyphus spinosa, Panax ginseng, Glycyrrhizae uralensis, Zingiber officinale and perilla.

Banxia Houpu Decoction used for depression. It contains Pinellia ternata, Poria cocos, Magnolia officinalis, Perilla frutescens and Zingiber officinale (Luo et al 2000)._

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