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Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: Coleus Forskohlii, Colforsin, Makandi, Maohouqiaoruihua, Pashanabhdei

Generic Name: forskolin

Drug Class: Cardiovascular, Herbals; Oncology, Herbals; Pulmonary, Herbals

What Is Forskolin and How Does It Work?

Forskolin is a herbal supplement which can be used as a natural remedy for treatment in cancer, obesity, glaucoma, allergies and asthma, heart failure, intestinal spasms, painful cramps during your period (dysmenorrhea), irritable bowel syndrome, urinary tract infection, high blood pressure (hypertension), chest pain (angina), difficulty falling asleep (insomnia) and convulsions.

Small clinical studies indicate obesity reduction potential as well as asthma prevention.

Forskolin is available under the following different brand names: coleus forskohlii, colforsin, makandi, maohouqiaoruihua, and pashanabhedi.

Dosages of Forskolin Should Be Given As Follows:


  • 100-300 mg/day orally of extract containing 10-20% forskolin


  • 10 mg of forskolin powder using a Spinhaler inhalator for Asthma.

Dosage Considerations

There are no dosage considerations for the use of forskolin.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/14/2017

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