The Camellia Sinensis is a genus of flowering plants grown in subtropical climates mostly native to the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and East Asia. Tea is produced from the leaf and leaf buds of this plant. The extract from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis is known as ‘green tea’.
The active ingredients and chemical components of Camellia Sinensis extract are:
Polyphenols that have high anti-oxidant properties.
Caffeine – reduces the risk of cancer.
Catechins – contain flavonoids.
Malic acid – cuts fatigue.
Oxalic acid – minimizes the risk of stones.
Xanthine – reduces breathing problems.
Theophylline – helps combat asthma and bronchitis.
Inositol – helps with diabetic nerve pain, high cholesterol levels and panic disorders.
Kaempferol – prevents damage to lipid cells and DNA.
Quercetin – promotes cardiovascular health.
There are several scientifically proven, biological properties and health benefits of the Camellia Sinensis leaf extract due to which it is the most preferred by the dermatology and cosmetology communities.
Functionally the Camellia Sinensis leaf extract has antimicrobial, humectant, skin conditioning and skin protecting properties.
Green tea extract has cell-protecting properties as well.
Microcirculation of the skin is stimulated by the Methylxanthines enhancing skin tone and health.
It inhibits the action of collagenase – the enzyme responsible for breaking down the collagen in the skin.
Decreases wrinkles in the skin – maintains a firm and elastic skin type.
Silica content in the green tea extract helps to keep hair in good condition.
Camellia Sinensis has many factors contributing to hair regrowth and preventing hair loss:
Blood circulation and hormonal balances improve with green tea; this maintains a healthy body stimulating the growth of the hair follicle.
Testosterone levels are regulated and Camellia Sinensis prevents the testosterone to be converted into DHT which is responsible for hair loss.
Camellia Sinensis leaf extract also contains EGCG or Epigallocatechin Gallate which has powerful medicinal properties due to the presence of small amounts of minerals in them.
The catechins in the leaf extract drastically reduce the 5-alpha-reductase that is responsible for hair loss.
Especially useful for male hair regrowth the polyphenols in the Camellia Sinensis leaf extract block the actions of certain enzymes that trigger hair loss in men.