Here are some studies about how random Asian leaves protect you from sun damage:

 

Effects of Galla Chinensis Extracts on UVB-Irradiated MMP-1 Production in Hairless Mice (2014)

Conclusion: The Chinese plant medicine galla chinensis has been found to effectively reduce expression of post-UV exposure matrix metalloproteinase-1 (the enzyme that breaks down skin collagen following sun exposure) in hairless mice when used orally.

 

Coriander Leaf Extract Exerts Antioxidant Activity and Protects Against UVB-Induced Photoaging of Skin by Regulation of Procollagen Type I and MMP-1 Expression (2014)

Conclusion: Coriandrum sativum extract, aka CHINESE PARSLEY, was found to protect human skin in vitro and skin of live mice from photoaging by reducing expression of post-UV exposure matrix metalloproteinase-1.

 

Neonauclea reticulata (Havil.) Merr Stimulates Skin Regeneration After UVB Exposure via ROS Scavenging and Modulation of the MAPK/MMPs/Collagen Pathway (2013)

Conclusion: In vitro study finding extracts of the neonauclea reticulata plant of Southeast Asia protects human skin from photodamage by inhibiting the expression of UV-induced matrix metalloproteinase enzymes, which are responsible for post-UV exposure skin collagen breakdown. “Our results indicate that Neonauclea reticulata extract is a promising antiphotoaging agent.”

 

Ixora parviflora Protects against UVB-Induced Photoaging by Inhibiting the Expression of MMPs, MAP Kinases, and COX-2 and by Promoting Type I Procollagen Synthesis (2012)

Conclusion: In vitro study finding extracts of the ixora parviflora plant of India protects human skin from photodamage by inhibiting the expression of UV-induced matrix metalloproteinase enzymes, which are responsible for post-UV exposure skin collagen breakdown.

 

Michelia alba extract attenuates UVB-induced expression of matrix metalloproteinases via MAP kinase pathway in human dermal fibroblasts. (2012)

Conclusion: In vitro study finding extracts of the michelia alba plant of Southeast Asia protects human skin from photodamage by inhibiting the expression of UV-induced matrix metalloproteinase enzymes, which are responsible for post-UV exposure skin collagen breakdown.

 

Brazilin Inhibits UVB-Induced MMP-1/3 Expressions and Secretions by Suppressing the NF-κB Pathway in Human Dermal Fibroblasts (2012)

Conclusion: Brazilin, an extract from the ASIAN Caesalpinia sappan, was tested in vitro on human skin samples for it’s capability to reduce post-UV exposure MMP expression. Guess what? It works. Reduces MMP expression in a dose-dependent manner. BOOM

 

Inhibition Effect of Gynura Procumbens Extract on UV-B-Induced Matrix-Metalloproteinase Expression in Human Dermal Fibroblasts. (2011)

Conclusion: In vitro study finding extracts of the gynura procumbens plant of Southeast Asia reduced expression of post-UV exposure matrix metalloproteinase-1 enzyme (which causes skin collagen breakdown) by an astounding 70% in human skin.

 

Inhibitory Effects of Terminalia Catappa on UVB-Induced Photodamage in Fibroblast Cell Line (2011)

Conclusion: In vitro study finding extracts of the terminalia catappa plant of Southeast Asia protects human skin from photodamage by inhibiting the expression of UV-induced matrix metalloproteinase enzymes, which are responsible for post-UV exposure skin collagen breakdown.

 

Effect of Emblica Officinalis (Fruit) Against UVB-Induced Photo-Aging in Human Skin Fibroblasts (2010)

Conclusion: In vitro study finding the emblica officinalis fruit of India protects human skin from UVB photodamage by inhibiting UV-induced matrix metalloproteinase-1 expression, the enzyme responsible for post-UV exposure skin collagen breakdown.

 

The Effect of Xanthorrhizol on the Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 and Type-I Procollagen in Ultraviolet-Irradiated Human Skin Fibroblasts (2009)

Conclusion: Xanthorrhizol, a substance from the Southeast Asian curcuma xanthorrhiza plant, was found to completely suppress post-UV exposure MMP expression on human skin samples in vitro – even more than pigallocatechin 3-O-gallate  (green tea).

 

Inhibitory Effect of Aucubin Isolated From Eucommia Ulmoides Against UVB-induced Matrix metalloproteinase-1 Production in Human Skin Fibroblasts (2005)

Conclusion: Aucubin, a substance from the eucommia ulmoides tree of China, was found to post-UV exposure MMP expression on human skin samples in vitro by 57%.

 

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