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Shiso (Perilla frutescens) is an edible herb in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to East Asia, with a long history dating back thousands of years: it was found planted in Japan already during the Jōmon period (14,000 - 300 BC). Its leaves are popular both for culinary as well as medicinal use.

Common Name: Shiso
Botanical Name: Perilla frutescens
Origin: East Asia
Plant Family: Lamiaceae

Scent:  Fresh, citrusy, fruty

Fragrance Pyramid:  Middle note

Shiso 紫蘇 is written 'reviving' , due to the myth about a man severely suffering from food poisoning, who was brought back to life after eating this herb. Shiso leaves are rich in antioxidants and contain compounds with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. In the traditional medicine, they are used for its anti-nausea effect and potential digestive benefit, thus it has been indispensable in Japanese food culture, particularly in dishes with raw fish like sushi and sashimi.

Green shiso known as oba (大葉) is mainly available on the market as a culinary herb, used to accompany or wrap for the daily kitchen, while red shiso that you might have seen in Germany has a beautiful vibrant red colour, and is basically used in Japan to make umeboshi or umezu as a natural food colouring and preservative.


Regarding the scent, you may notice layers of freshness and refinement with a basil-like delightful greenness, an elegant complexity and an uplifting bergamot resemblant note.


Its precious essential oil works great for refreshing by bringing concentration, helping with motion sickness, balancing and recharging your energy especially after being sick or depressed and supporting your emotion.





Common Name:  Hiba, Asunaro
Botanical Name: Thujopsis dolabrata
Origin: Japan
Plant Family: Cupressaceae

Scent: Fresh woody

Fragrance Pyramid:  Middle note

Hiba is a medium to large evergreen tree that can grow up to 40 meters tall with a trunk diameter of 1,5 meters. It is notable for its fresh woody scent, which is attributed to the presence of a compound called Hinokitiol which it contains in high amounts, interestingly even more than in the actual Hinoki tree. It is known for its calming and relaxing effect and has a soothing quality that can promote a sense of tranquility and grounding. 

In addition to its aromatic qualities, the Hiba tree is also valued for its durable wood, which is resistant to decay and insect damage. The wood is used in traditional Japanese construction, including the making of temples, shrines, and other wooden structures.







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