Perilla Frutescens Leaf
The Perilla leaf originated and grew in popularity in East Asia. Perilla Frutescens Leaf grows in grasslands and along roadside areas. It is an annual plant and grows to from 2-6 meters tall. The flowers, leaves, and stems of this plant turn into a light purple color from August to September. The Perilla leaf has a warm nature and has been proven to be beneficial for hair.
For hair growth and improved scalp health, perilla frutescens leaves contain omega-3, antioxidants, linoleic acid, anthocyanins, cinnamic acid derivatives and flavone compounds. Reducing of swelling and inflammation is an expected effect of Perilla leaves.
Perilla also has anti-inflammatory properties. In 2012, researchers has discovered that any increase of prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) expression reduce hair lengthening and regrowth. Some hair loss experimenters are documenting regrowth by both blocking PGD2 and increasing PGE2. Fortunately, Perilla leaves contain luteolin which inhibit PGD2, allowing for hair to grow!