Lowers cholesterol- The seeds help in lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) and it increases HDL (good cholesterol) which may further help in preventing heart diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, and other rare diseases.
Lowers the risk of heart diseases- Excellent quantity of healthy fats in Perilla seeds makes it highly beneficial for preventing various heart-related problems. The seeds help in maintaining healthy blood vessels by making them strong enough to overcome the accumulation of plaque. The antioxidant property in it also helps in preventing oxidation of cholesterol that is present in the food.
Has anti-depressant properties and good for the brain- The powerful antioxidant activity of the seeds and the healthy oils in it has a major effect on the organic chemical (dopamine) which is present at the centre of our brain helping us feel happier. It also helps in optimizing the brain function and helps with memory.
Boost the immunity- The phytochemical compounds that are present in this seed helps to trigger the activity of a group of signalling proteins (interferons) which may help in promoting the effectiveness of the immune system and helps keep various diseases away.
Helpful in respiratory disorders- The chemical constituents such as quercetin, luteolin, alpha-linoleic and rosmarinic acid present in the seeds are great for helping deal with respiratory tract disorders and helps a person breathe easily.