Do the tales of hairs once lost still stresses the tresses of yours? Or do you get tempted by the hair products at the salon to shine your mane? If yes, it is time you try the magical potion – green tea.

It might be confusing to you that how can a tea concoction help you regain the lost glory of your hair? The good news it can, green tea not only has remarkable properties for health, but it also helps significantly in curing hair loss. So next time you get envious with the flowing hair of models shown in advertisements, start sipping the green tea cuppa right away!

Your good ol’ regular tea and green tea come from the same plant!

To make it more clear to you, the healthier counterpart of the tea family tree is taken from the black tea, it has just undergone a different process, that’s all. The black tea tends to experience the fermentation process, while the dried, steamed counterpart of the plant is used for another purpose, comprising a full pack of nutrients and minerals. Hence, the name – green tea.

The caffeine amount of black tea is comparatively lesser than that of the green tea, thus promoting its healthy nature. Green tea comprises a host of chemicals - catechin polyphenols ( the tannins root) responsible for its bitter and astringent effect on the taste buds. These flavonoids are known to be potent antioxidants, combined with the amino acids - theanine, butyric acid, and lignan, label green tea as quite a favourable option among health aficionados. This tea is also a rich source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. All of it and more, makes green tea a health wonder.

Green tea is an excellent armour in battling the fight of various diseases - cancer, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems. It also handles skin issues pretty well.

Catechines that were traced in green tea had 5-alpha-reductase inhibiting properties, which ultimately represses the DHT. Dihydrotestosterone( DHT) is a substance that is the prime reason behind hair loss in men and women. When the DHT is repressed, the chances of hair loss get reduced by a considerable margin. Moreover, the anti-inflammatory properties of green tea can also cause a spurt of hair growth.

A research was conducted on mice. A certain section of mice were given water laced with green tea, and the other section was not. Mice who drank the green tea water experienced growth of new hair, whereas, the rest of the mice did not share the same experience.

Stress is a contributing factor to the loss of hair; green tea helps you relax and settle down calmly. With less prevalence of anxiety in your life, you are bound to have a shiny, voluminous mane.

Green tea is an excellent source of minerals that helps in existing digestive issues, so you have another reason to sip-sip the green tea. Start your day with a cup, and revel in its afterglow even when the day comes to an end.

Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP