(Coffea sp.) Coffea comprises approximately 100 species of which only two species, that is, Coffea arabica (commonly known as arabica coffee) and Coffea canephora (known as robusta coffee), are commercially cultivated.
Coffee is a complex mixture of chemicals, and is the main source of caffeine in many populations. However, it also contains thousands of different chemicals:
It is a rich source of dietary antioxidants!
Coffee and caffeine-containing products affect the cardiovascular system, ️positive inotropic and chronotropic effects,
🧠 central nervous system effects, with their locomotor activity stimulation and anxiogenic-like effects.
Alkaloid found in the seeds, nuts, or leaves of a number of plants native to South America and East Asia
It is contained in more than sixty plants
It is a methylxanthine naturally occurring in some beverages and also used as a pharmacological agent.
Caffeine is a substance in wide use. It is predominantly used
in the food sector and pharma sector (80% and 16% rispectively). A smaller part is used in cosmetics (3%) technical applications (1%). 1️⃣Caffeine's pharmacological effect is:
☘️ a central nervous system stimulant, ☘️increasing alertness and producing agitation
☘️relaxes smooth muscle
☘️ stimulates cardiac muscle
☘️ stimulates diuresis
☘️appears to be useful in the treatment of some types of headache.
2️⃣ Caffeine’s cosmetic effects is: ️caffeine is used as an active compound in anti-cellulite products because it prevents excessive accumulation of fat in cells. This alkaloid stimulates the degradation of fats during lipolysis through inhibition of the phosphodiesterase activity. ️has potent antioxidant properties itt helps protect cells against the UV radiation and slows down the process of photoaging of the skin.
increases the microcirculation of blood in the skin and also stimulates the growth of hair through inhibition of the 5-α-reductase activity for an effective treatment of androgenetic alopecia or other reasons of premature hair loss. - 16 minutes ago