Your Very Own Perilla Oil

Perilla oil is obtained from the seeds or leaves of perennial herbs, that belong to the genus Perilla. There are various species included in the genus, however, perilla oil most commonly comes from Perilla frutescens.

Native to India, China and Japan, this member of the mint family is known for the several health benefits it offers. It is also known by other names such as purple mint, Chinese basil, shiso and wild coleus. The oil extracted from the leaves of perilla, by the process of steam distillation, is rich in a variety of chemical compounds, which may vary depending on the species. The main chemical which is present in large concentration and responsible for the aroma and taste of perilla is perillaldehyde. Some other terpenes included in perilla are limonene, farnesene and caryophyllene.

It is important to understand that, just like any other supplement, perilla oil should be taken together with other important nutrients, in order to assure adequate metabolic regulation in the body. However, since dietary fibers can absorb all fats, both good and bad, it is better to take perilla oil at a different time than fiber-rich foods.

This oil is used for several purposes and has a number of health benefits. People in some parts of the world use perilla for cooking, as a drying oil and as a fuel as well.

Oil obtained from Perilla frutescens is rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is a type of omega-3 essential fatty acids. When we consume perilla oil, our body converts the alpha-linolenic acid into the two most prominent omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. I hope you are aware of the several EPA DHA benefits on our body. Omega 3 provided by perilla seed oil has proven to be beneficial for our body in the following ways:

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  1. Perilla by Livestrong
  2. Perilla Oil by Mendosa
  3. Perilla Oil by Buzzle

Perilla Oil – Handy Care

Perilla natural oil is one sole cure to almost all minor problems faced by any one of us. The best part about such natural oils is that they are handy and can be consumed and utilized almost anywhere and everywhere.

The effects of a diet supplemented with perilla oil, soybean and safflower oil were investigated in female rats. The numbers of mammary tumors per rat were significantly lower in rats given a perilla-oil diet than those given the soybean-oil diet. Further, colon tumor incidence was significantly lower in animals receiving the perilla-oil supplement than in those given safflower-oil diet, and the numbers of colon tumors per rat tended to be lowest in rats administered perilla oil. Also the incidence of kidney cancers in rats receiving a perilla oil diet was significantly lower than that for the soybean oil diet group

A wide range of inflammatory bowel diseases, such as colitis and Crohn’s disease, can be suppressed by essential fatty-acid supplementation. Fish oil has been specifically shown to be beneficial in treating differing forms of colitis, but many people cannot take high doses of fish oil on a consistent basis. Perilla oil was specifically shown to protect against the mucosal damage in the linings of the intestines that is normally induced by the production of leukotrienes, a compound whose presence is indicative of the level of inflammation and allergic reactions.

The fatty acids found in perilla oil might prevent the chronic diseases of aging. The general behavioral patterns of rats or mice fed safflower oil were impaired, compared with the perilla oil group. Also, learning ability and retinal function were higher in the perilla group compared with the group fed soybean or safflower oil.

Perilla oil has been found to be beneficial for the suppression of –

  • Carcinogenesis
  • Allergic hyperreactivity
  • Thrombotic tendency
  • Apoplexy
  • Hypertension
  • Aging in animals

This I am saying, in comparison to soybean oil and safflower oil. Animal experiments and studies on diseases in humans led to a recommendation that the intake of omega-6 fatty acids should be decreased, and that essential fatty acids found in perilla oil (omega-3) should be increased for the prevention of chronic diseases prevailing in the industrialized countries.

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  1. Perilla natural Oil by buzzle.com
  2. Perilla Oil by WG
  3. Perilla Oil by Ans

Perilla – The Magic Cure

Perilla, is considered and in fact it is one magical cure to most of the minor problems that we face on a daily basis. This oil is considered magical mainly because of the fact that it can does a lot of good to my painful or non-painful diseases without any tricky tricks or techniques.

Perrilla frutescens, commonly referred to as perilla, is an annual plant that is native to eastern Asia, and it is a member of the mint family. The perilla plant has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine. Today, perilla seed oil and extracts of the dried leaves are used for a variety of health-promoting purposes. As with any herbal supplement, you should talk to your doctor before taking perilla.

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners use perilla seeds and leaves to induce sweating and to help treat nausea, allergies, sunstroke, muscle spasms and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis. In addition, perilla leaves are used to prevent food poisoning and perilla seed Perilla leaf extract and seed oil both contain a wide variety of flavones, states “Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.”

Flavones are plant compounds that have potent antioxidant activity and help to prevent free radical-induced damage to your cells and DNA. Flavones also bind to heavy metals and help to remove them from your body. Perilla seed oil and leaves both appear to have tumor-preventing properties. In addition, the seeds of perilla have many amaing qualities and just two of them being –

  • Cholesterol-lowering properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties

Oil is used to prevent age-related learning deficiencies. These uses are based primarily on

anecdotal reports however, not solid scientific evidence.

Perilla seed oil is thought to increase lung function and it may be beneficial to asthma sufferers. A four-week placebo-controlled study published in the June 2000 edition of “International Archives of Allergy and Immunology” examined the effects of perilla seed oil on asthma sufferers. At the end of the four weeks, the patients taking the oil experienced a notable increase in lung capacity and enhanced air-flow capabilities.

The exact mechanism of action is unknown, but researchers suspect that perilla seed oil benefits asthma suffers because the ALA in it suppresses the production of leukotriene, which is an inflammatory substance associated with reduced respiratory function.

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  1. Perilla Seed Oil by buzzle.com
  2. Perilla Oil by Ans
  3. Perilla Oil by WG