A “Minty” Way to Fight Hay Fever
A close cousin of the well-known plant mint is “perilla.” It is referred to by some as “Chinese basil” and in many Asian countries adds flavors to dishes and color to backyard gardens. And this herbal cure can take down dreadful hay fever.
Perilla grows wild in the Far East so it’s no wonder why it is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Specifically, the stem is used to treat morning sickness in pregnant women. But for our purposes, you should know that the leaves are used to help conditions of the lung, including asthma, colds, flu, and allergies.