Perilla

Perilla

Perilla leaves are used in Chinese medicine to treat a wide variety of ailments, as well as in Asian cooking as a garnish and as a possible antidote to food poisoning. Leaf extracts have shown antioxidant, antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, anorexigenic, and tumor-preventing properties.
 
Antiobesity Effects of Purple Perilla. (Source, 13)
 
Rosmarinic acid is reported to be present in perilla leaves in abundance and has high antioxidant and low toxicity owing to its chemical structure.
 
Botanical name: Perilla frutescens var. Crispa