Forskolin

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What other names is Forskolin known by?

17beta-acetoxy-8,13-epoxy-1alpha, 6beta,9alpha-trihydroxylabd-14-en-11-one, Borforsin, Coleus, Coleus barbatus, Coleus forskolii, Coleus forskohlii, Colforsin, Colforsine, Forskohlii, Forskolin, Forskolina, Forskoline, HL-362, L-75-1362B, Plectranthus barbatus.

What is Forskolin?

Forskolin is extracted from the roots of the plant Plectranthus barbatus (Coleus forskohlii).

Possibly Effective for...

  • Use by injection for a heart condition called idiopathic congestive cardiomyopathy.
  • Asthma, when inhaled (breathed in).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Use by mouth for asthma, allergies, skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, obesity, dysmenorrhea (period pains), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), urinary tract infections (UTIs) and bladder infections, high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), cancer, thrombosis (blood clots), insomnia, sexual problems in men, or convulsions.
  • Use by injection for congestive heart failure (CHF).
  • Use as eye drops for glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes).

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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