perilla frutescens

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(not the same as dandelion-type plant also called Rattlesnake weed) Funny smelling plant usually found in cow pastures, up to 4 ft tall (1.3m). Rub leaves on skin and clothes to keep ticks away. Dark purple square stems. Large saw-tooth jagged-edged dark green or red hairy leaves tinged with purple underneath. Aromatic minty smell. Long flower spikes with lots of small pink/purple flowers. When seed pods dry, the stems rattle like rattlesnake tails. Entire plant is edible, but new young sprouts, leaves and tops are best. Leaves have very peasant sweet taste and are used in all kinds of dishes worldwide, popular Japanese salad green (Shiso). Seeds have very nutritious oil. Many use it as a sugar substitute. Antibacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial, expectorant, helps stomach. Used in many cancer therapies, also for asthma, lung problems, colds, flu, cough, nausea, vomiting, food poisoning, allergic reactions, stomach pain. Used for its aromatic properties to make perfumes, aromatherapy, potpourri.
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Therefore, it was interesting to investigate the effect of the nutraceutical Perilla frutescens extract and of the isolated compound Vicenin 2 with respect to their beneficial physiological effects to prevent gastrointestinal discomfort and to maintain a healthy gut.
Perilla extract is obtained from Perilla frutescens (L) leaves, an annual eatable herbaceous plant native to Asia.
Perilla frutescens extract and the compound Vicenin 2 (called AUC-P and AUC-V, respectively) were compared for their spasmolytic and antispasmodic effect with respect to both the cholinergic system and nonspecific contraction mediated by [Ba.
Identification of rosmarinic acid as a novel antidepressive substance in the leaves of Perilla frutescens Britton var.
0 Perillae herba (the leaf of Perilla frutescens Britton var.
Lethal efficacy of leaf extract from Perilla frutescens (traditional Chinese medicine) or perillaldehyde on Anisakis larvae in vitro.
Perilla frutescens BRITTON (Perilla) has been used as an ingredient in Chinese medicine because of its diuretic, sedative, detoxic, and antibacterial actions.
Perilla frutescens includes many chemical variants of essential oil compositions, and is accordingly classified into six chemotypes.
Isolation of sedative principles from Perilla frutescens.