Areas It Touches – Perilla Oil

Perilla essential is one of those oils that is considered to do a lot of good to the human population and in fact, it actually does so. The oil has a very powerful history in terms of medicinal benefits and is the favourite of many medicinal firms.

The perilla plant is regarded to be part of the mint family. The perilla plant is also known as perilla red, perilla white, and beefsteak plant. It is botanically referred to as perilla labiatae or perilla frutescens.

The plant itself is widely used for its therapeutic properties, especially in China and Korea. Perilla oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from the perilla plant.  Like the plant, the oil is also is widely used for its medicinal and other uses. Apart from the medical benefits of perilla essential oil, as listed below, perilla seed oil is used as a food additive and preservative in Asian cultures; it is also used to add flavor to certain dishes in Asian cuisine.

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

Perilla – The Genius Herb

Certain herbs on this earth are simply amazing and benefit the human race by proportions that none of us can easily imagine. Essential oils that are obtained from them are of double benefits, Perilla essential oil is one such essential oil.

Perilla is a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae. The most common species is Perilla frutescens var. japonica or shiso, which is mainly grown in India and East Asia. It is an herb considered rich in minerals and vitamins and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a very rich source of the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid. Perilla ketone is toxic to some animals and may cause pulmonary edema leading to a condition sometimes called perilla mint toxicosis.

Perilla oil 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: reducing the risk of breast and colon cancer, heart attacks, Inhibiting cardiac arrhythmia and abnormal blood clotting etc.

Perilla oil is obtained from the seeds of perennial herbs of the genus Perilla, usually Perilla frutescens. The seeds contain 35 to 45 percent oil which is obtained by pressing. Perilla oil is used along with synthetic resins in the production of varnishes. Perilla oil dries in less time than linseed oil and on drying forms a film that is harder and yellows more than that formed by linseed oil. The paint and varnish industry accounts for the largest usage. Perilla oil also is important in the manufacture of printing inks and linoleum, and in more ancient times was a critical component in creating durable earthen floors.

In parts of Asia, perilla oil is used as an edible oil that is valued more for its medicinal benefit than its flavor. Perilla oil is a very rich source of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). About 50 to 60% of the oil consists of ALA.

In Korea, perilla is mainly cultivated in –

  • Chungcheong
  • Gyeongsang
  • Jeolla Province

So that’s why the locals there consume perilla oil a lot. In Korean cuisine, it is used for marinating namul (seasoned vegetable dish), coating grilled gim (Korean laver), or pan-frying jeon (pancake-like dish).

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  1. Perilla Oil by buzzle.com
  2. Perilla Oil by Answers
  3. Perilla Seed by Wise Geek

Perilla Oil – Garden Of Goods

Perilla natural oil is indeed one whole garden of goods. The oil is so versatile that it can deal with almost any problem any human might face in a life time, be it internal or external…This oil does a lot of good to the human health.

Perilla oil is extracted from the plant called Perilla frutescens. This member of the mint family is also called –

  • Purple mint
  • Chinese basil
  • Shiso
  • Wild coleus

The oil is extracted from the plant via steam distillation. The main compound in perilla, the one that gives the plant its characteristic fragrance, is called perillaldehyde.

Perilla oil has many uses. In some countries it is used for cooking, and it can also be used as a drying agent and as a fuel. This oil offers many great health benefits.

The oil extracted from perilla is rich in alpha-linoleic acid or ALA. When perilla oil is consumed, the ALA converts in the body into two important omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA.

Thanks to this property, perilla oil is very beneficial for a number of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, atherosclerosis, and many auto-immune diseases. It reduces the risk of colon and breast cancer and improves cardiovascular health.

 

Perilla oil inhibits heart arrhythmia and prevents blood clotting. It improves memory and concentration, protects the neurological system and prevents some of the mental problems and abnormalities.

This oil has anti-inflammatory properties and alleviates allergies. It regulates the cholesterol levels in blood and it even fights acne.

Because it is so rich in omega-3 fatty acids, perilla oil protects the body from damage and oxidative stress and delays aging. It is very beneficial for the skin, it makes it smoother, more toned and younger looking.

Perilla oil dosage depends on several factors, including overall health, possible chronic conditions and age. However, for obtaining the maximum of perilla oil benefits, it is recommended to take 6.000 milligrams of this oil per day. That amount of oil contains 3,3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids.

Because it acts as a blood thinner, perilla oil is not suitable for people who are already on blood thinners and anticoagulants like warfarin and aspirin.

Some people may have an allergic reaction to perilla oil, in form of rash and itching of the skin.

Perilla oil is not recommended for pregnant and nursing women.

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