Perilla / Shiso


Size: 1 ml

Botanical name: Perilla frutescens

Main compounds: Perillaldehyde, Limonene, beta-Caryophyllene

Part of plant: Leaves

Country of origin: France

Cultivation: conv.


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Perilla / Shiso, Perilla frutescens (2725) (also known as Shiso) is used as a herb extensively in Chinese and Japanese medicine where it is considered a ‘transformer’. The essential oil has some very unusual compounds and its aroma is hard to describe, but it has a fresh earthy quality. The oil has been researched intensively, and is famous for its anti-inflammatory qualities. It is also a useful support for the joints and muscles, and the digestive system.

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