Perilla Oil

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perilla oil

[pə′ril·ə ‚ȯil]
A light-yellow drying oil derived from seeds of mints of the genus Perilla ; soluble in alcohol, benzene, carbon disulfide, ether, and chloroform; used as a substitute for linseed oil, as an edible oil, and in manufacture of varnishes and artificial leather.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Perilla Oil


a fatty vegetable oil obtained from the seeds of the oil plant Perilla ocymoides. The oil contains 65–70 percent linolenic acid, approximately 16 percent linoleic acid, 14–23 percent oleic acid, and 6–7 percent saturated acids. The unsaturated fatty acid content is higher than that of linseed oil. The iodine number is 190–206. The pour point is –30° C. Perilla oil is used primarily in the manufacture of film-forming substances and such translucent paper as parchment.

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Effect of dietary replacement of sunflower oil with perilla oil on the absolute fatty acid composition in Nile tilapia (GIFT).
Perilla oil is extracted from its seeds and contains a high source of antioxidative substances such as omega-3 fatty acid [12].
In addition, the n-3 series of alpha-linolenic acid (C18:3, n-3), which are particularly representative fatty acids of perilla oil, can be converted to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20: 5, n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22: 6, n-3) by desaturation and chain elongation in human bodies [4, 5].
Male mice subjected to dietary restriction of [alpha]-linolenic acid (ALA) were fed with a diet supplemented with Perilla oil (5%) for 8 weeks.
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The consumption of Perilla oil which contains 57% linolenic acid has been reported in literature to improve learning ability, retinal function and suppression of carcinogenesis, metastasis, thrombosis and allergy (Longvah et al., 2000).
From Table 1, results showed the relative content of ALA in extract of pot I had reached 71.25% which was higher than that in perilla oil [10].
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Perilla oil contains 63-70% of alpha-linolenic acid (LNA, 18:3 n-3), 14-23% of oleic acid (OA, 18:1 n-9), 16% of linoleic acid (LA, 18:2 n-6) and 12.6% of saturated fatty acids.
Alongside fish oils that contain omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins A and D, the company offers a wide variety of expeller-pressed and solvent-extracted natural vegetable oils that contain omega 3s, including flaxseed oil, perilla oil, chia seed oil and hemp seed oil, as well as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)-containing oils from borage, evening primrose and black current seed oil.