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Growing Information:

Shiso

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-21 days

SOWING TIME: After last frost

SEEDING METHOD: Direct

SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun

PLANT HEIGHT: 18-30"

PLANT SPACING: 6-12"

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual

Habitat and Description


Growing Shiso
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS

Good micro or salad mix item, or use larger leaves as sushi wraps and plate garnishes. Larger leaf and plant than our Red and Green Shisos. Mild mint/basil aroma. Good container or pack sale item for ornamental use. Leaves show best color contrast when grown in temperatures below 85F.



Shiso


The benefits of Shiso

The concept of natural medicine and using items to help heal your body naturally is certainly nothing new. In fact, this idea has been around for ages. Now it might be considered 'alternative medicine' compared to the technology that exists these days, but some people still prefer to use a natural healing method rather than lining the pockets of the pharmaceutical industry. One of things that can be used for such a task is something known as Shiso. This is simply an herb that is a part of the mint family. It is found quite commonly in places like China, Japan, Vietnam and India.

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons why people like to use Shiso is for its ability to help make the skin look healthier. These mint tea leaves can work from the inside to help give your skin a more lustrous shine, not to mention a better overall complexion. The reason these tea leaves are able to help the skin look so much better is because of a few different reasons. These tea leaves are loaded with different properties such as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic components. Not only do these agents help make the skin look better, but they can also help improve the overall health of your immune system.

One of the reasons why Shiso tea leaves are able to help improve the condition of the skin has to do with all of the natural vitamins and minerals that are found inside of the leaves themselves. This type of tea is very simple to make and can be consumed either piping hot or ice cold. Not only is it available in tea form that you can drink, but other products also make use of its natural properties. It can also be found in things like lotions, moisturizers and soaps.

The oil that is found inside of Shiso tea leaves is extracted by heavily compressing the seeds. This oil has a lot of uses on its own and is usually more sought after for these other uses than it is for its taste. Some of the health benefits of this oil include being a great source for omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for improving immunity, helping to prevent cancer and heart disease. In addition to medical benefits, the oil that comes from these leaves can also be used in creating various paints, lacquers, printing inks, varnishes and linoleum.





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