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Zi Su Zi

Perilla Seed | 紫蘇子
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SKU P6430

Ingredient: Perilla seed (zi su zi) (Perilla frutescens).

Mandarin: 紫蘇子
Pin-Yin: Zi Su Zi
English: Perilla Seed
Korean: 자소자
Romaji: Shisoshi
Kanji: 紫蘇子
Kampo: No


Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Perillae Fructus


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Warm, acrid

Channels Entered:

  • Lung, large intestine

Herb Actions:

  • Alleviates cough
  • Relieves wheezing
  • Directs qi downward
  • Dispels phlegm
  • Brings moisture to the intestines
  • Removes blockages of stool


  • Not recommended for those with extreme diarrhea caused by deficiency of qi

Commonly Found In:

  • Fritillaria & Platycodon Formula, Perilla Seed Combination, Atractylodes & Cardamon Combination, Ma-huang & Ginkgo Combination

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