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Perilla Oil
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
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Description: Perilla oil is an extract of the Asian beefsteak plant. It is a rich source of alpha linolenic acid. As with other essential fatty acid supplements like flaxseed oil, perilla oil helps to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and enhance brain function and has several other uses.



  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Memory and concentration
  • Neurological health

Precautions: Perilla has mild blood-thinning effects. Consult with your doctor before supplementing if you are taking a blood-thinning medication.

Dosage: Take 6,000 mg daily.

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