A systematic review on multi-nutritional and phytopharmacological importance of Perilla frutescens

Dr. Rehan S. Ahmad


Perilla frutescens (L.) Britt, a worldwide distributed plant, is an important economic crop and with a long cultivation history in China as well as some other countries in Asia. The plant species were the main parts of folk medicine practiced by the ancient peoples in different parts of the world. P. frutescens (L.) is an annual short-day plant belonging to the family Labiatae which is used by ancient people in different parts of the world. P. frutescens have been used as an important traditional herbal medicine for treating various diseases including depression, anxiety, tumor, cough, antioxidant, allergy, intoxication, and some intestinal disorders. Perilla seeds contain considerably high levels (approx. 60%) of α-linolenic acid, which can be expected to possess various biological activities. The leaves are said to be helpful for asthma, colds, and different types of flu’s. The current review has been written after gone through several literature of review on P. frutescens and a great effort have been given to enhance the pharmacological contents in the current review from different literature of review. The current review included many bioactive metabolites present in P. frutescens and their nutritional as well as pharmacological importance.

Full Text:


DOI: https://doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v16i1.3215


  • There are currently no refbacks.