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Herb Information
Name: Perilla seed
Biological Name: Perillae frutescentis

Labiatae

Other Names: Perilla seed, zi su zi
Parts Used: seed
Remedies For

Antitussive, expectorant, emollient, antiasthmatic, mild laxative

Perilia seed is used for cold phlegm conditions associated with copious phlegm and wheezing. It is most useful when there is a stuffy feeling in the chest causing a more labored exhalation rather than inhalation.

Perilla seed is also useful when there is constipation due to dryness in the intestines.

Dosage: 3-9 grams
Safety: 

Perilla seed should not be used when there is diarrhea or cough due to weakness and deficiency.

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