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PERILLA SEED (Condition Seed)
This is a very important seed in the canary diet as it boosts the bird’s condition especially in the build up programme towards the breeding season. Perilla is a herb that is a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae. In mild climates the plant reseeds itself. There are both green-leafed and purple-leafed varieties which are generally recognized as separate species. Perilla is also widely known as the Beefsteak plant. Its essential oils provide for a strong taste whose intensity might be compared to that of mint or fennel. It is considered rich in minerals and vitamins, has anti-inflammatory properties and is helps preserve and sterilize other foods.

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