Ercis or pea (Pisum Sativum) is a vegetable with pod-like fruits. The sprouts of pea are high in phytonutrients that defend the plant from pathogens, disease, damage, pollutants and extreme UV rays. These phytochemicals are known to have beneficial effects on human health.
In an anti-hair loss study, pea sprout extract was found to significantly increase the ratio of anagen to telogen, confirming its ability to improve hair growth. The upregulation of gene expression profiles before and after treatment indicates that the pea sprout extract has a stimulatory effect on hair growth. In an in vivo test, pea extract was shown to be effective in extending the life cycle of hair, restoring hair vitality, and making hair denser within 3-4 months.