What is Perilla Leaf?
Perilla leaf is an annual herbal plant that belongs to the mint family. It is widely cultivated in Asia countries and use as traditional medicine or functional food throughout Asian communities. It contains several useful bioactive compounds such as phenolic compounds and flavonoids. The perilla leaf showed antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antidepressant, anorexigenic and tumor-preventing properties. It helps relieve the sign of stomach discomfort.
- Rosmarinic acid and Vicenin 2
What Are The Proposed Benefits of Perilla Leaf?
- Relieve bloating, indigestion and acid reflux
- Reduce oxidative stress
- Improve digestion
- Provide relief on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
The research concluded that Perilla leaf extract improves GI disorder including bloating, the passage of gas, GERD and antispasmodic effect. (1)
(1) Mohammad Asif. Phytochemical study of polyphenols in Perilla Frutescens as an antioxidant. Avicenna J Phytomed. 2012 Autumn; 2(4): 169–178