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Coleus, Coleus forskohlii



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Medicinal Garden information:

May be effective in treatment of bronchial asthma.

Data suggests the usage of coleus in the treatment of bronchial asthma; Forskolin is a diterpene and the major active constituent found in the roots of the plant.

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May improve glaucoma.

Evidence suggests Coleus forskohlii improves glaucoma; reducing ontraocular pressure (IP) by decreasing the net aqueous humor inflow, leaving the outflow facility unchanged, and incresing the ciliary blood flow.

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May improve cardiovascular function.

Studies suggest that forskolin may improve cardiovascular function in patients with cardiomyopathy.

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