Perilla – Zi Su Ye (Folium Perillae)

zisuyeSource: Zi Su Ye – the leaf of Perilla frutescens (L.) Britt. Var.acuta (Thunb.) Kudo., family Labiatae.

Function: Zi Su Ye relieves superficial pathogenic factors to dissipate cold and promote the circulation of qi, regulates the function of the stomach.

Application: Zi Su Ye is used for superficial syndrome of wind and cold type with cough and no sweating. It is used for fullness in the chest and vomiting that is due to stagnation of spleen-qi and stomach-qi. Zi Su Ye is also used for morning sickness during pregnancy.