Perilla Oil(redirected from Perilla seed oil)
perilla oil[pə′ril·ə ‚ȯil]
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.