Saturday, September 10, 2005
Botanical name: Coleus Forskohlii -Labiatate
Coleus forskohlii is a member of the mint family.
Other names: Pashanbad ,Makkari beru , Patther Chur , Pashan Bhedi , Mainmul, Karpuravali
There are more than 150 species of the plant
Coleus is a well known Ayuvedic herb that can help support overall vitality and wellbeing.
Coleus forskohlii grows wild on the mountain slopes of Nepal, India, and Thailand
Cultivated in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Mharastra, Rajastan and Karnataka
There are many companies manufacturing, exporting these products from India
Coleus contains a substance calledforskolin which has been found to stabilize the cells that release histamine and other inflammatory compounds. Forskolin increases the levels of the cellular messengercyclic Adenosine Monophosphate (cAMP) which is a major regulator of fat-burning enzymes and a messenger that reacts with certain hormones to direct metabolic changes inside cells. Therefore, it has been chosen as a herb of choice in replacing ephedra and mahuang for weight loss.
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