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Coleus Forskohlii root Extract powder

  • Latin Name:   Coleus forskohlii
  • Synonyms:   Forskolin
  • Part of Used:   Root
  • Specifications:   Forskolin 5%-98%HPLC/10:1TLC
  • Appearance:   Light brownish yellow fine powder
  • Application:   Medicine, food additive, dietary supplement
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Product name

Coleus Forskohlii root Extract powder

Latin Name

Coleus forskohlii

Active ingredients



Coleus blumei


Light brownish yellow fine powder

Part used



Forskolin 5%-98%HPLC/10:1TLC


50-100mg daily

Main benefits

Weight loss, antihypertension, antiglaucoma

Applied industries

Food additive, dietary supplement, medicine, sports nutrition


What is Coleus Forskohlii root Extract?


Coleus forskohlii is a perennial plant, with strong camphor like odor, also called Coleus aromaticus. This herb has been used since ancient times in Hindu and Ayurvedic traditional medicine. This herb is in the mint family and grows well in warm temperate or subtropical areas. The plant is native to areas of India, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Coleus has long been used in traditional Indian (Ayurvedic) medicine. Plant height is approximately 1 – 2 feet and its striking leaves are teardrop shaped. A cluster of stalked pale purple or blue flowers branches off a single stem. The rootstock is typically golden brown, thick, fibrous and radically spreading. The roots are harvested in the fall when Forskolin is at its most concentrated and the color is the brightest.

Coleus gained popularity when in the 70’s a Western researcher found a chemical extract from the root called, Forskolin. Forskolin was named after the Finnish botanist, Forskal. Forskolin is responsible for almost all pharmacological activities attributed to Coleus forskohlii; extracts of this constituent have been used in nearly all studies. There is evidence that the plant has other uses, such as volatile oils and other diterpenoids, may contribute to the pharmacological activity and absorption of Forskolin.


How dose Coleus Forskohlii root Extract work?


Coleus forskohlii extract is a powerful herb that has been used in alternative medicine for years, especially in Hindu and Ayurvedic medicines. It features forskolin, the active ingredient in this extract that helps to increase the amount of cyclic adenosine monophosphate, or cAMP. The extract does this by triggering the production of adenylate cyclase, an enzyme produced by cells. Cyclic AMP is a secondary cell messenger, but it is still very important, especially when it comes to regulating the production of certain enzymes and activities.


Traditionally, forskolin has proven useful in treating hypertension, insomnia, eczema, congestive heart failure, and a number of respiratory disorders, although today’s modern medications are often more efficient at dealing with these issues. However, a number of scientific studies have shown that forskolin can help those who suffer from cardiovascular disease, psoriasis, angina, obesity, asthma, hypertension, and eczema because all of these diseases often result in lower intracellular cyclic AMP levels, something that coleus forskohlii root extract and the forskolin it contains can help combat.


Cyclic AMP is naturally formed when adenylate cyclase is produced by a cell. This production is triggered by hormones at the receptor site. However, when forskolin interacts with a cell, instead of the reaction occurring, the forskolin skips this step. Rather than the adenylate cyclase activating, the forskolin causes the cell to produce intracellular cyclic AMP directly. By increasing your cyclic AMP levels, you can get a number of benefits.


Many athletes find that taking coleus forskohlii herb extract provides them with lower blood pressure. It also helps to relax the arteries and to smooth muscles. It also increases insulin secretion, which can help push protein and carbohydrates into muscles, providing extra energy and helping the muscles recover after a hard workout. Those looking to lose some weight may also find coleus forskohlii herb extract helpful. It helps to increase the functions of hormones produced by the thyroid, which can increase your metabolism. The ingredients in the root extract also increases lipolysis, or fat burning, which will result in weight loss. Forskolin and the other ingredients also provide benefits to other enzymes produces by your body’s cells.


Cyclic AMP actually controls how fat is broken down for fuel. The lipolysis process can be enhanced and speed up by ingesting forskolin. There’s even evidence that extracts like coleus forskohlii help to inhibit the body from storing fat, which means taking this extract is a great way to lose weight. Forskolin has other weight loss properties as well. By helping to stimulate the production of thyroid hormones, it helps the body move food through the stomach and digestive system more quickly. The quicker the food is processed, the less time the body has to absorb the fat in it. This means you get all of the nutrients but much of the fat is discarded instead of being absorbed.


Likewise, forskolin also helps the body produce more digestive enzymes. These enzymes can make your body digest and absorb food better. This is especially true with nutrient absorption in your small intestine, which is where a lot of absorption takes place. Your body will actually get more nutrients out of the food it takes in instead of discarding some of them.


As a supplement, many athletes have found coleus forskohlii root extract to be very helpful in giving them more energy and helping them recover faster after a workout. They have noticed an increase in muscle mass and a decrease in fat. Likewise, those trying to lose weight have also found the root extract to be beneficial in helping them shed the pounds they desire.


Benefits of taking Coleus Forskohlii root Extract supplements:


1Coleus forskohlii is found to be effective in skin conditions as eczema and psoriasis.


2Coleus forskohlii is used to treat cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, congestive heart failure and angina.


3Coleus forskohlii can aid in weight loss due to its ability to breakdown stored fat as well as inhibit the synthesis of adipose tissue, additionally, it increases thyroid hormone production and release thereby increasing metabolism.


4Ophthalmic preparation of forskolin to the eyes lowers eye pressure thus reducing the risk of Glaucoma.


5Coleus forskohlii aids in digestive and malabsorption disorders through its ability to stimulate secretion of saliva, hydrochloric acid, pepsin, amalyase and pancreatic enzymes and increase nutrient absorption in the small intestine.


Side effects and safety of Coleus Forskohlii root Extract


Coleus forskohlii has been shown to be nontoxic and there are no known side effects associated this herb; however, it should be avoided by those who suffer with peptic ulcers, as it may possibly increase stomach acidity, although no adverse events of this nature have been published. For those on anti-asthmatic and antihypertensive drugs it is best to consult your physician first before taking Coleus. Safety in young children, nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.