Ginseng is formed by active components called ginsenosides that have a positive effect on hair growth and its cycle. The main reason why it helps promote hair growth is its ability to tackle some of the physiological factors that cause hair loss.
Ginsenosides have an anti-oxidation effect that alters the hair growth cycle and affects keratinocytes and dermal papilla growth. These active components act as reversal agents when it comes to the UV-ray exposure that causes hair weakening and loss. Additionally, their anti-aging properties are attributed to slowing down deterioration of collagen and increasing the natural production of hyaluronic acid.
The nutritional elements of ginseng such as saponin and phytosterols contribute to the maintenance of a healthy scalp. Saponin is an antibacterial compound that fights infections effectively and phytosterols are believed to be effective in minimizing premature greying of hair.