Hello friends, I believe you have been enjoying our posts on different ingredients that we make use in manufacturing our IndusViva products.
In today’s episode of Ingredients to crave for, we are going to discuss about Coleus. In India it is generally known as Makandi. Scientifically it’s termed as Coleus forskohlii.
Meet a medicinal coleus with a history that stretches back to 3,000 years. Coleus forskohlii is an herb commonly used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It first appeared in Sanskrit texts over 3,000 years ago.
Unlike ornamental coleus, Coleus forskohlii lacks showy, spectacularly coloured leaves. It has plain, bright green leaves and flowers that are blue or lavender.
Coleus forskohlii is an Ayurvedic medicinal plant used historically to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, eczema, digestive colic, respiratory ailments, painful urination, insomnia, and seizures, as well as overweight and obesity.
Foskolin is a well-known active ingredient found in its roots, which is responsible for making the herb a wonder drug. The therapeutic effects of this alkaloid ‘forskolin’ are well-documented as being a hypotensive, antispasmodic, positive inotrophic, vasodilator, smooth muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, with anti-platelet aggregation, a bronchodilator, anti-glaucoma agent, anti-metastatic, and so on.
The primary mode of action of forskolin is by increasing the cellular concentrations of cyclic AMP (cAMP) and cAMP-mediated functions, via activation of the enzyme adenylate cyclase.
Consuming forskolin can cause cellular changes, which leads to blood vessel dilation.
Eye drops containing forskolin could help protect your eyesight against glaucoma, a disease caused by high inner eye pressure. A 2013 study from Italy reported that a supplement containing forskolin and the flavonoid called rutin reduced inner eye pressure by 10% in people with glaucoma after 30 days. Higher doses even corresponded to greater decreases in eye pressure.
Forskolin works in a similar way to certain asthma drugs by boosting the level of a compound known as cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cyclic AMP). Doing this relaxes the air passages and reduces the risk of respiratory spasms, such as asthma.
As per Ayurveda, it is stated to have Agnidipana, Pachana, Pandu, Pliha, Shothhara, and other such properties.
With all this scientific evidence, we have incorporated this wonder herb into our iSlim Flat tummies, to provide you with the best of health. Consuming iSlim Flat tummies containing Coleus has a potential to bring about significant changes in the quality of life in people having BMI’s corresponding to overweight and obesity.
In the next episode let’s talk about our next ingredient that we crave for.
Till then take care of your health.