Perilla Leaf ( 紫苏叶 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Zi Su Ye
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas to treat asthma, especially where there is a weak constitution leading to digestive disturbances that include belching, sneezing, weak coughing, and phlegm; also used to prevent miscarriage and to treat morning sickness, especially with belching.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Releases exterior and disperses cold; circulates Qi and harmonizes Middle Burner; calms fetus; alleviates seafood poisoning.
Common Formulas Used In
Cautions in Use
Do not use where there is an exterior deficiency condition with excess sweating, or where there are damp-heat imbalances.
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