Perilla frutescens var. purpura, also known as shiso, is an edible herb widely used in Asian cuisine. It has purple leaves with a distinct spicy, minty flavor and aroma. It is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is used as a natural remedy for asthma, allergies, and digestive issues. It is also used to color and flavor pickled vegetables and rice dishes. It grows well in warm, humid climates and is easy to cultivate in home gardens.


(Perilla frutescens var. purpura)



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