The ALA Herb: Shiso

A reader continues going thru traditional folk medicine looking for items off the beaten path that may be of interest and sending candidates to me.

The latest request for me to research is a gem. Mast cell inhibitor, anti-allergy, reduces gut inflammation, likely help with SIBO, etc

EidolonGreen [China Medicinal Herb] Perilla Frutescens (Perillae Folium/Zisuye/紫苏叶/자소엽) Dried Loose Leaves 3 Oz (88 g)

Perilla frutescens var. crispa, or shiso containing 58-65% alpha-linolenic acid [2006] [2008], It is sometimes referred to as purple mint

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Needless to say, it will be added to the database at and increased the number of direct citations.