Zi Su Ye


Zi Su Ye in TCM:

Explore the properties of Zi Su Ye according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: perilla, perilla leaf
Pharmacuetical Name: Folium Perillae
Properties: acrid, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: LU, SP

Flavors: pungent

Special Properties:
disperses cold, disperses wind

    Alternate Forms:
  • Zi Su Geng (Caulis Perilla Fructescens) - acrid, sweet, slightly warm (LU, SP, ST); opens chest, relaxes diaphragm, regulates qi, calms fetus, 5-10g

Actions / Indications:
  • Releases Exterior; disperses cold (external wind cold with symptoms like chills, ventilates LU qi, fever, nasal congestion or cough, stifling sensation in chest, no sweating)
  • Promotes movement of SP/ST qi (revives SP and calms ST for nausea and vomiting, stomach flu, poor appetite; for calming fetus or for morning sickness)
  • Alleviate seafood poisoning (abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea)
  • Cooking: ** do not decoct for too long period of time **
  • (cc: exterior deficiency with sweating)
  • (cc: damp heat)

    Special Notes:
  • Compare to Su Zi.