You would have heard about how green tea slims you down revs up your metabolism, increases your immunity, spurs hair growth, and so on. In fact, you already would have started on the beverages because it is so fashionable to drink it these days.
By the way, are you bald or balding? I’m asking because it’s rumoured that green tea triggers hair growth.
Is this true? Let’s find out:
Fact — Green tea is prepared from Camellia Sinensis, an evergreen shrub. It is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins and considered as one of the healthiest beverages on the planet earth.
The antioxidants in green tea can help reduce weight, improve health, and more. The most powerful compound is a polyphenol known as EGCG. It stands for Epigallocatechin Gallate and guess what it’s best used for?
For treating baldness.
EGCG works by reducing the production of Tumor Necrosis Factor the main agent that contributes to hair fall.
It also promotes hair growth by stimulating the production of dermal papilla (DPC) hair cells. In many studies, green tea is showed to affect DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) which is linked to baldness in adulthood for many.
Another cause for hair fall could be stress. A little anxiety is acceptable in our hectic lives but an overdose of stress could affect your health adversely and trigger hair loss. The caffeine content of green tea lowers stress levels and indirectly reduces hair fall.
This rich-in-antioxidants beverage controls free radicals that damage our cells, including the scalp cells. Healthy cells prolong the life cycle of a hair strand and promote its growth.
A green tea rinse after shampooing sloughs off the dead cells keeping itching and dandruff at bay. Repeat it twice a week to get the best possible results. All this contributes to a healthy scalp. A well maintained and nourished scalp condition promotes hair growth and potentially reduces hair fall.
There are to two methods to use green tea. One, to use it topically as a rinse. Two, to directly intake it as a beverage or choose some green tea supplements.
If you have decided to work with green tea supplements, consult your doctor because some supplements can interfere with medications like blood thinners (anti-cholesterol/triglyceride pills).
Drink a cup of green tea every morning for a few months to notice the difference for yourself!
So, yes, green tea does help cure baldness to some extent.
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