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Zi Su Zi (Perilla Frutescens)

Zi Su Zi, also known as Perilla Frutescens, is an herb commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is a plant that is native to Southeast Asia and China. It is commonly grown in many parts of Asia, including Japan, Korea, and India, as well as in some parts of Europe and North America. It is an annual plant that grows up to 3 feet tall and has broad, oval-shaped leaves that are often used in cooking.  Some potential health benefits of Zi Su Zi are:

  1. Relieves respiratory issues: Zi Su Zi has been traditionally used to relieve respiratory issues such as asthma, coughs, and bronchitis, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties.

  2. Promotes digestive health: Zi Su Zi may help relieve digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and constipation, thanks to its ability to stimulate digestive enzymes and promote healthy bowel movements.

  3. Reduces inflammation: Zi Su Zi contains compounds that can help reduce inflammation throughout the body, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as arthritis.

  4. Boosts immune function: Zi Su Zi contains antioxidants that can help support the immune system, reducing the risk of infections and illnesses.

  5. Supports cardiovascular health: Zi Su Zi may help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease, thanks to its ability to reduce inflammation and improve circulation.

  6. Promotes skin health: Zi Su Zi contains compounds that can help protect the skin from damage caused by UV radiation and environmental pollutants, potentially reducing the risk of skin cancer and premature aging.

  7. Relieves anxiety and stress: Zi Su Zi has a calming effect on the nervous system and may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress.