The first discovery of Coffee (Coffea arabica) beans is believed to be circa 800 AD. The beans were first roasted by the Arabs to make a drink, and the first Coffee Shop opened in Constantinople in 1475.
Besides its intensive use as a beverage, Coffee is a folk remedy for a multitude of diseases and disorders, including asthma, fever and headache. The beans are known to contain appreciable levels of bioactive phytochemicals; the main natural health-promoting constituents are volatile oils and caffeine. Caffeine is a white crystalline xanthine alkaloid that has been found to exert pronounced anti-inflammatory properties. Interestingly, the same phytochemical fingerprint was identified in a tincture and in a glycerin extract. This result substantiates that anti-inflammatory benefits can be attributed to both extracts.
INCI: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate