- What other names is Perilla known by?
- What is Perilla?
- How does Perilla work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Perilla.
Perilla is used for treating asthma. It is also used for nausea, sunstroke, inducing sweating, and to reduce muscle spasms.
In foods, perilla is used as a flavoring.
In manufacturing, perilla seed oil is used commercially in the production of varnishes, dyes, and inks.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Seasonal allergies (hayfever). Early research suggests that taking 50 mg/day or 200 mg/day of perilla extract by mouth for 3 weeks decreases symptoms of seasonal allergies.
- Asthma. Early research suggests that using perilla seed oil might improve lung function in people with asthma.
- Canker sores. Early research suggests that cooking with perilla seed oil for 8 months might decrease the average monthly occurrence of canker sores in people with recurrent canker sores. The effect appears to be similar to cooking with soybean oil.
- Causing sweating.
- Relieving spasms.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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