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Unexpected effect: Scientists report new benefit of cinnamon for human body

Unexpected effect: Scientists report new benefit of cinnamon for human body Scientists have discovered new benefit of cinnamon (photo: freepik.com)

In a study conducted by Yokohama National University in Japan, scientists have discovered a compound in cinnamon that affects hair growth. This discovery follows the preliminary conclusion that the "love hormone" oxytocin may also stimulate hair growth, although its application is hindered by the size of its molecules and its ability to penetrate the skin, according to research on Scientific Reports.

Scientists investigated the abilities of cinnamic acid, found in Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia), and found that it has the potential to stimulate hair growth in vitro.

This acid is also present in various food products, particularly in citrus fruits, grapes, cocoa, and some vegetables, including broccoli and cabbage. It can increase skin elasticity by interacting with oxytocin receptors.

The results of the study showed that while oxytocin alone contributes to a 1.3-fold increase in hair growth, cinnamic acid increases this indicator by 1.25 times.

According to scientists, this conclusion demonstrates that this compound is a promising natural alternative for stimulating hair growth with the properties of oxytocin receptor expression.

The results of this study pave the way for potentially new methods of treating hair loss, using the benefits of cinnamic acid derived from Cinnamomum cassia and other common food sources.

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