What is Forskolin?

Forskolin is a chemical found in the roots of the plant Plectranthus barbatus (Coleus forskohlii). This plant has been for centuries to treat cardio disorders (high blood pressure, angina, chest pains . . .) as well as asthma, allergies and skin conditions; (eczema, psoriasis) as well as obesity, irritable bowl syndrome, urinary tract infections, bladder infections, advanced cancer, blood clots, sexual problems in men, insomnia, and convulsions.

Healthcare providers sometimes give forskolin intravenously (by IV) for cardiac failure. It is not uncommon for asthma sufferers to inhale it. Glaucoma sufferers often use it in an eye solution.

How does it work? Forskolin works on muscles in the heart and in the walls of the blood vessels. It produces a more powerful heartbeat and widening of the blood vessels, which lowers blood pressure.