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, screening anticancer oligopeptides from Perilla frutescens might be meaningful for the development of Perilla protein.
Five papers investigated the effect of Perilla frutescens on in vivo models.
Biochemistry and molecular biology of the late-stage of biosynthesis of anthocyanin: lessons from Perilla frutescens as a model plant.
Luteolin as an antiinflammatory and anti-allergic constituent of Perilla frutescens. Biol Pbarm Bull.
Try Allermin Oral Spray (pounds 12.95 for 30ml, mail order: 01353 654111), which contains the herb Perilla frutescens."
PERILLA FRUTESCENS (Labiatae) is a self-fertilizing annual species which is widely cultivated in East Asia.
For example, perilla frutescens has frilly, edged leaves on a plant which looks like a nettle.
Perilla (Perilla frutescens L.), which belongs to the Lamiaceae family, is a native plant to Asian countries, such as Korea, Japan, and China, and it has traditionally been used as a source of human and animal food [1] that is rich in fat [2-4] and good quality protein [5].
The effects of Perilla frutescens extract and Vicenin 2 (a compound in this extract) were assayed in rat ileum with or without stimulation with acetylcholine or [Ba.sup.2+].
Perilla extract is obtained from Perilla frutescens (L.) leaves, an annual eatable herbaceous plant native to Asia.
Antidepressant-like effects of apigenin and 2,4,5-trimethoxy-cinnamic acid from Perilla frutescens in the forced swimming test.
(1990), based on epidemiological studies that revealed a lower prevalence of anisakiosis in certain regions, in which raw fish is usually consumed seasoned with Perilla frutescens (Lamiaceae), determined in vitro that the perilla aldehyde, main component of the essential oil of this aromatic species, can produce 100% lethality in the [L.sub.3] larvae of Anisakis simplex s.l.