Green tea and the skin.

  title={Green tea and the skin.},
  author={Stephen D Hsu},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={52 6},
  • Stephen D Hsu
  • Published 2005 in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Plant extracts have been widely used as topical applications for wound-healing, anti-aging, and disease treatments. Examples of these include ginkgo biloba, echinacea, ginseng, grape seed, green tea, lemon, lavender, rosemary, thuja, sarsaparilla, soy, prickly pear, sagebrush, jojoba, aloe vera, allantoin, feverwort, bloodroot, apache plume, and papaya. These plants share a common character: they all produce flavonoid compounds with phenolic structures. These phytochemicals are highly reactive… CONTINUE READING