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1. An annual ornamental Asian plant (Perilla frutescens) in the mint family, having large green or purple-red leaves, small white flowers, and oil-yielding seeds. Also called beefsteak plant.
2. The aromatic leaves of this plant, used as a condiment and flavoring in East Asian cuisine. In both senses also called shiso.

[New Latin, genus name, of unknown origin.]


(Plants) any member of the Perilla genus of annual herbs native to East Asia and belonging to the mint family


(pəˈrɪl ə)

n., pl. -las.
any of several aromatic Asian plants belonging to the genus Perilla, of the mint family, esp. P. frutescens, from which perilla oil is obtained.
[1785–95; < New Latin (Linnaeus)]
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Noun1.Perilla - small genus of Asiatic herbs
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
beefsteak plant, Perilla frutescens crispa - plant grown for its ornamental red or purple foliage
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Asif, "Health effects of omega-3, 6, 9 fatty acids: Perilla frutescens is a good example of plant oils," Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, vol.
Perilla frutescens (Lamiaceae) is widely used as a culinary herb in Asia, particularly in Japan.
Meyer, Rhodiola rosea L., Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, Vitis vinifera L., Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal, and Perilla frutescens (L.) Britton.
Three plant stem-cell extracts and their specific secondary metabolites--Acai palm (ferulic acid), Quercus alba (tannic acid), and Perilla frutescens (rosmarinic acid)--stand out for their substantial anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activity.
Perilla frutescens (perilla) is an aromatic perennial plant cultivated and consumed in northern India, China, Japan, Nepal, Burma, Bangladesh and Korea.
Comparison of extraction conditions for phenolic flavonoid content and determination of rosmarinic acid from Perilla frutescens var.
A study focused on Benegut, a proprietary Perilla frutescens leaf extract from Vital Solutions, indicated the ingredient improved gastrointestinal discomfort.
Kososan (KSS) is composed of five dried medicinal herbs, 4.0g of Cyperi Rhizoma (rhizome of Cyperus roundus L.), 2.0g of Perillae Herba (leaf of Perilla frutescens BRITTON var.
Perilla frutescens is a plant from the Lamiaceae genus, which also includes basil, sage, mint, and rosemary.