Perilla, alias Red Sue, Fragrant Sue, Red Sue, its leaves, stems, seeds can be used for medicine, is the whole body is a treasure.
Perilla leaves and stems contain perilla ketone, rosemary acid, lutein and other active ingredients. Research shows that the extraction of these active ingredients to concentrate on drugs or health products to take, can achieve antioxidant, antidepressant, anti-allergic effects.It is noteworthy that our daily consumption of perilla leaf intake of active substance content is low, not up to the clinical dosage, so can not play an antidepressant effect. But from the nutrition point of view, perilla leaves and stems of carotene, iron and calcium and other nutrients content is high, often eat to help supplement nutrition. They have a unique flavor, can be served with grilled meat, but also can be used to mix cold dishes, play a seasoning role. In Japan, Perilla leaves are often used as a garnish for sashimi.
The fat content of perilla seed is 40%~50%, it can be pressed to get perilla seed oil. Perilla seed oil Alpha linolenic acid (one of omega 3 fatty acids) content up to 55%~65%, far higher than several other major edible oil (peanut oil 0.74%, rapeseed oil 7.21%), long-term consumption helps prevent cardiovascular disease, is very suitable for hypertensive patients to eat.