Perilla ocimoides – Famine Foods

Perilla ocimoides


China: leaves and seeds eaten. Seeds are roasted and mixed with rice congee. Oil is expressed from seeds. Ethnomedical use – China: whole plant steeped in water, to make a wash to relieve itch caused by wading in contaminated water.

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Chemical composition similar to Perilla nankinensis.

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