Perilla extracts may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. There is no substantiated research on human skin proving Perilla ocymoidies’ has benefit, but research on animals has shown this extract has anti-tumor ability when skin is exposed to UVB light.
See also perilla oil.
Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, April 2003, pages 560-563
Biochemical Pharmacology, August 2004, pages 433-439