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Shiso Pretty! Here’s Why

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SHISO/(Shee-Soh)/n./ 1. An ancient, green-leafed Japanese medicinal plant typically used in a variety of Asian cuisines and commonly called Aoshiso, or Perilla, as it is known in North America; /n./ 2. A popular garnish for sushi; /n./ 3. A potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergenic agent that can brighten skin by fending off free radicals and enhancing collagen production, e.g., “A chic, exotic spice akin to basil or mint, shiso’s real kick is its ability to increase skin radiance and promote smooth texture.”

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