Perilla is known as Bhanjeera in Hindi, and 'Nei Lieh' in Khasi, is a herb that belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae.
Perilla seeds are aromatic and they have a delicious nutty flavour. They are used as a spice and makes delicious chutneys and salads. The locals of Meghalaya roast and ground perilla seeds, and mix them with vegetables such as radish, boiled bitter gourd, cabbage to make healthy nutritious salads.
The perilla plant is rich in dietary fibre contains nutrients such as alpha-linolenic acid, omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acid. They have anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and heart-protective properties.
Perilla oil is rich in omega3 fatty acids. The oil helps in treating asthma, to soothe stomach ache, and to relieve muscle spasms. Perilla grows in abundance in Meghalaya.
We have sourced these seeds from our farmer partners who have been practising traditional methods of farming. They are nutritious and healthy and do not contain any chemical or pesticides.