Alchemica Botanica Zi Su Ye

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Perillae Fructescens Folium
Zi Su Ye (Perilla) grows abundantly throughout the hills and mountains of East Asia. The most common variety used in Chinese medicine has purplish green, serrated leaves that are high in antioxidants. Its CO2 extracted essential oil uses both leaves and stems, and has a spicy, minty aroma that concentrates the eyes, tingles the scalp, spreads along the front of the ears and jaw and warms the stomach. With affinity to lung, spleen and stomach meridians, Zi Su Ye in meant to release the exterior, disperse cold, promote the movement of Qi, harmonize the middle jiao, expand the chest, and calm the fetus. And like all essential oils, it is easy to use, fast acting and cost effective.

Common Uses
* For Wind-Cold with symptoms of chills, fever, headache, nasal congestion, and cough.
* For nausea, vomiting, and poor appetite. Also used to calm restless fetus or for morning sickness (often blended with Mu Xiang oil).
* Used either alone or with other herbs to counteract seafood poisoning.
* For chest/lung distention.

Major known chemical constituents: Essential oil: Monoterpines: perillaldehyde >32% ( from GuangZhou extractor analysis), elsholtziaketone, perilla ketone

Available in 5ml bottles
Alchemica Botanica was started by Evelyn Robert, L.Ac. It grew out of her deep respect for Chinese medicinal herbs developed over more than 30 years as a TCM practitioner - and chiefly inspired by Daoist Master Dr. Jeffrey Yuen whose teaching on the use of essential oils in TCM has guided practitioners into new dimensions of treatment.

From the beginning Evelyn’s search for reputable extractors in China and testing oils has been a slow but important process. She began visiting large and small extractors, distillers, and perfumers who were enthusiastic and dedicated to producing high quality essential oils from the finest authentic herbs. Her suppliers gradually fell into place – among them a factory/plantation using CO2 extraction in Guangdong Province, a small family-run steam distillery in Jiangxi Province, and a large distillery in southern China focusing on the Chrysanthemum scent.

In the end Evelyn’s persistence paid off. Alchemica Botanica TCM Essential Oils became the first line of essential oils dedicated purely to traditional Chinese herbs and substances, intended for therapeutic use in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in general. It fills a void in currently available essential oils by providing practitioners and their patients with authentic Chinese medicinal herb essences that are easy to use, fast acting and cost effective.