Perillae, Perilla frutescens
[Parts Used and Preparation]
Stalks; leaves; seeds
[Flavors in Chinese Medicine]
[Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels]
Lung and Spleen
[Actions in Chinese Medicine]
The herb may disperse the exterior pathogenic wind and cold factors. It may relieve food poisoning and certain toxic effects from fish and crab.
[Uses in Chinese Medicine]
• Infectious diseases caused by exogenous pathogenic wind-cold factors. The symptoms include fever, chills, headaches, stuffy/runny nose, and cough.
[Warnings, Interactions, Side Effects]
Avoid overcooking of the herb.