In today’s article, AnCu Life continues to wish to bring readers a precious plant from the East, which is Perilla frutescens, commonly called deulkkae, perilla or Korean perilla
Perilla leaves have long been a familiar spice in the daily meals of Vietnamese families. In addition to the main use of cooking, this plant is also known as an effective healing and beauty herb. Let’s learn about the wonderful uses of this leaf.
1. Medicinal uses of perilla
According to many studies, perilla leaves have an oil content of about 40%. It contains a large amount of unsaturated fatty acids, mainly alpha-linoleic acid. Not only that, perilla also contains 0.2% pure essential oil and hydrocarbons, aldehydes, ketones, furans, etc.
Perilla extracts have been found to have various uses. It can break down antioxidants, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory or anti-depressant. This substance is hypoallergenic and can fight tumors. Every part of the perilla plant can be used medicinally. The leaves have a warm spicy taste, so they are often used to treat colds, fevers, coughs, and sweat. Perilla fruit treats cough, loosens phlegm. Even twigs have the effect of pregnancy.
Relieve colds and fevers
One of the most popular uses of this folk medicinal plant is to relieve colds. Every time the weather changes, the resistance decreases, causing many people to catch colds. Patients should use perilla leaves to steam and cook porridge to recover soon.
Steam: Prepare perilla leaves, lemongrass, incense and then wash and soak with salt water. Put all ingredients and pot on low heat until boiling, then turn off the heat. When steaming, cover the blanket, slowly open the lid to let the steam escape, just let the heat escape at a tolerable level. Steaming time is about 10-15 minutes.
Cooking porridge: Cold porridge must have lean ground meat, perilla leaves and rice. Cook porridge as usual, when eating, mix in chopped leaves.
Reduce stomach pain
Perilla leaves are used to relieve stomach pain. That’s thanks to tannins and glucosides, which help fight inflammation and astringent stomach ulcers. Thanks to the chemical components inside, it can reduce bloating, stomach bloating, and bloating extremely effectively.
Moreover, patients with gastric reflux and spasms should also use perilla leaves to support the treatment of the disease. For best results, use the leaves in the form of a decoction. Thanks to that, the new patient’s body absorbs faster, reducing gastric juice to normal levels.
Heart disease prevention
The use of cooking oil extracted from perilla seeds can prevent cardiovascular diseases. This product can support people with coronary artery disease and help reduce the risk of blood clots.
Anti-inflammatory and allergy
The anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects of perilla leaves have been scientifically proven. Thanks to the ingredients inside, it has the ability to inhibit the stimulation of histamine in the cells and reduce inflammation in the skin.
Support gout treatment
Gout sufferers just need to add fresh perilla to their daily meals. There are two ways to take advantage of this plant leaf:
- Whenever you see signs of swelling in your joints, you often take perilla leaves to chew and swallow to stop the pain.
- Take about 6-12g of leaves into a pot to boil and then drain the water to drink. Do not cook for more than 15 minutes because it will lose the essential oils in the leaves.
Treat rheumatoid arthritis
If you find it difficult to drink perilla juice, try switching to the topical method. Just crush the perilla leaves and apply on the affected area, the pain is also significantly reduced.
According to preliminary research by the University of Maryland Medical Center, the leaves of this plant contain rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid and apigenin that help prevent and treat depression. When diffusing perilla essential oil, it has an uplifting effect, improving mood markedly.
2. Beauty uses of perilla
The method of skin whitening by bathing with perilla leaf water is very popular among Japanese women. They often use fresh leaves to cook with boiling water for about 15 minutes and then use this water to bathe. While taking a shower, rub the residue all over your body. After only a short time of application, the skin will become much smoother and brighter.
Method 1: Drink water from perilla
How to do: Get the leaves washed, washed, dried and mixed as tea to drink daily. The effect of perilla juice is to increase moisture, anti-aging and soften calluses on the skin. Note that you should drink it slowly, sip by sip so that the nutrients are slowly absorbed into the skin.
Method 2: White bath with perilla leaves
Method: Wash and finely chop fresh perilla branches and leaves and boil in hot water for about 15 minutes. Then dissolve the above mixture with cold water to a warm enough temperature and then take a bath.
Note: Perilla has many uses in health care and beauty. However, not everyone can use it. People who have a sweaty body with a cold should not use perilla leaves. Otherwise, it will make the body tired and constipated. If the body shows unusual symptoms when perilla, stop immediately to avoid affecting health. Pregnant women who want to use perilla leaves should consult a doctor. Do not use it arbitrarily to avoid unfortunate situations.