SHISO JAPANESE RED PERILLA SAID TO REDUCE ALLERGIES! KEEP YOUR SEEDS IN THE FRIDGE UNTIL PLANTING. $1.30 $1.00

TRY SOMETHING NEW – RED PERILLA! SAID TO REDUCE ALLERGIES! ANTIOXIDANTS, VITAMIN C AND B GROUP VITAMINS PLUS MORE!
GREAT IN SALADS WITH IT’S FRILLY PURPLE LEAVES LOOKING AMAZING!
JAPANESE PERILLA OR SHISO – EDIBLE, A TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND A REAL STUNNER WITH IT’S DEEP PURPLE RED LEAVES, GREAT FOR SMALL HEDGES AND OF COURSE, JAPANESE CUISINE!
ONCE RECEIVED KEEP YOUR SEEDS IN THE FRIDGE, NORMAL SHELF UNTIL YOU PLANT THEM.
Shiso is considered one of Japan’s seven main flavourings, which have been in use in that nation’s cuisine for more than 300 years.
Shiso started out as a Chinese medicinal herb that migrated to Japan in the eighth century. Its use was documented as a part of a medicinal formula that dates back to 1110 AD, in a book written during the Song Dynasty.
The shiso plant is now cultivated throughout Southeast Asia and is used extensively in Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean cuisines.
In Korea, the herb’s name translates to ?wild sesame.? Note that shiso is not really a relative of the sesame plant.
The red and purple forms are traditionally used in pickling where it tinges everything a violet hue, including umeboshi, the Japanese sour plum pickle.
Saying that, the baby leaves of these make a delightful garnish and it’s worth growing them as a micro leaf for this reason.
Vitamins: Shiso contains high levels of vitamins C, A and K. It also contains significant amounts of several B-complex vitamins.
Minerals: A 100 g serving of shiso leaves provides 500 mg of potassium, which is more than 10 percent of what most adults need daily.
That same serving size also provides a little more than 10 percent of an adult’s daily iron requirement and about 20 percent of the magnesium they need.
Anthocyanins: The pigments found in red and purple shiso fall into the same category as those found in fruits like blackberries and cranberries.
They are flavonoids just like the lycopene found in red peppers and resveratrol found in grapes. In all cases, they are antioxidants with significant health benefits.
Shiso leaves can be used to treat or prevent health conditions such as:
Cold symptoms: Shiso leaf infusions have been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat coughs and other cold symptoms.
Digestive ailments: Shiso has antibacterial properties that when combined with its anti-inflammatory benefits, can help to treat both indigestion and food poisoning.
Shiso is also a traditional treatment for morning sickness.
Allergies: Shiso may reduce allergy symptoms when eaten regularly. Compounds in shiso leaves reduce the production of a protein that causes certain immune cells to overreact when they encounter certain allergens.
Always consult a medical practitioner before embarking on any program. The information on this page is not diagnostic, therefore always consult a herbal practitioner or your GP in order to obtain a diagnosis. Never stop taking prescribed treatment without consulting your GP or a qualified herbal practitioner. Do not take without qualified medical advice.
ONCE RECEIVED KEEP YOUR SEEDS IN THE FRIDGE, NORMAL SHELF UNTIL YOU PLANT THEM.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Raise seedlings in Spring by planting seeds at 1mm depth in seed raising mix and gently watering so as not to dislodge seeds and bury them too deeply.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 19-21°C

Maturity
85 days.

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