Perilla leaves extract – Perilla frutescens is commonly used in herbal medicine because of its wide spectrum of health-promoting properties. Its properties were valued especially in the traditional medicine of the East Asia, however the plant is also used and harvested in Poland. It shows anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is also valued because of its ability to counteract allergies.
Perilla is also a source for quercitin, which can reduce the amounts of histamine responsible for allergic reactions. Moreover, the content of rosmarinic acid is also beneficial for allergics, as it relieves allergy symptoms. The leaves extract is also considered to complement the treatment of immune system diseases, including common cold. It can be also helpful in the treatment of atopic eczema.
Perilla leaves extract provides also many antioxidants which reduce the excess of radicals in the body system. They are responsible for faster ageing and can stimulate cancer development.