Make Allergies Allergic To You – Perilla Oil

The ones suffering from any kind of allergy have a tough time coping with because it is not all that easy to do it, and rather they are pestering. Again the ones who are aware of oils like Perilla face, less of problems.

Perilla oil is the allergy-fighting natural oil that most of us have never heard of-unless you are a fan of Korean food. Also known as deul gireum (which is a Korean term, not Latin), this oil made from the seeds of a Korean mint plant is an exceptionally good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids.

In fact, perilla oil contains more alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) than the much better known flaxseed oil. Because perilla is a species of mint, related to rosemary, the oil carries both the flavor of rosemary and the anti-allergy power of rosmarinic acid. Consuming perilla oil in cooking or in capsules three to five times a week can greatly reduce –

  • Hay fever
  • Skin allergies
  • Eczema

The fatty acids in perilla oil are especially useful in fighting IgE reactions, the immediate hypersensitivity reactions that occur seconds after exposure to an allergen.

Protect against heart attacks and ischemic strokes by slowing down the action of Platelet Activating Factor (which is also the way perilla oil protects against allergies).

Fight obesity by fighting the inflammation that causes swelling around belly fat.

Protect against colon cancer, and

Protect the hippocampus in the brain from damage that causes short-term memory loss and Parkinson’s disease.

There are two easy ways to get perilla oil. One is to visit a Korean restaurant and order namul (seasoned vegetables) or jeon (pancakes). You get more rosmarinic acid from the seasoned vegetables, because the perilla oil is added after cooking.

Or, if you want to watch your calories, take perilla oil capsules instead of fish oil or flaxseed oil. Perilla oil is much less expensive than fish oil, and it won’t upset your stomach. One of the best brands of perilla oil is made by LEF.

The oil is known to have anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and tumor preventing properties. It also helps in reducing the cholesterol levels and thus reduces the risk of several health hazards. The use of perilla oil for acne is known since long. It is rich in omega-3, that repairs and provides powerful antioxidant protection for mature and aging skin.

Okay, go through our reference links now…

  1. Perilla Oil by Buzzle
  2. Perilla Oil by Answers
  3. Perilla Seed by Wise Geek