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Coleus forskohlii  (POIR.) BRIQ.

   

Botanical Name

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Coleus forskohlii (POIR.) BRIQ.

English Name

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Coleus

Synonym(s)

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Coleus barbatus (Andr.) Benth., Coleus vettiveroides Jacob, Plectranthus comosus Sims, Plectranthus forskohlii auct., Plectranthus forskohlii Willd.

Family

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Lamiaceae

 

General Info

Description

An aromatic perennial, with tuber-like roots and an erect stem reaching 60 cm.

Herb Effects

Stimulates the central nervous system and adenyl cyclase activity, hypothermic, alleviates spasms and dilates bronchial tubes (root).

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Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Forskolin, cleosol, barbatusin, coleol, coleonone, coleforsine and crocetindialdehyde (diterpenoids of root; forskolin is major one).

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Forskolin 72569-68-7 Not Available C22H34O7 Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

Stomach problems (leaf) and as a tonic (root). The whole plant is used to treat dyspepsia, indigestion, dysentery, vomiting, thirst fever, dermatitis, psoriasis, ulcer bleeding diseases, obesity, asthma and pediatric disorders like diarrhoea, thirst, vomiting and fever.

Contraindication

Caution should be exercised when combining this herb with blood-pressure medications and "blood thinners."

Reference

Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.

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