Forskolin's Details & Specifications

 
Botanical Name :  Coleus forskohlii Linn.
Hindi Name :  Forskolin (View Name of this herb in more Languages)
English Name :  Forskolin
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Category

:  Stimulant
 
 

Source

Root :  Dried
N/A :  N/A
N/A :  N/A
 
 

Family

:  Labiatae
 
 
Geographical Source
The plant is indigenous to Sri Lanka and is found in following countries:- Asia Brazil India Nepal Sri Lanka The plant grows perennially over the tropical and subtropical region of India, Sri Lanka, Brazil and tropical east Asia. It occurs at high altitudes upto the height of 2500 Meters in Himalayas in the regions of Garhwal, Kumaon to Nepal. It is also occurs in Deccan, Penicsula and Parasnath hills in Bihar. It is common on dry and barren hills.
 
 

Identification

Organoleptic characteristics
Colour :  N/A
Seeds :  Forskolin
Taste :  N/A
Size :  It is a branched aromatic perennial herb about to 1 to 2 feet in height.
Physical Standards
Total Ash :  N/A
Moisture :  Not more than 5.0%
 
 

Chemical Constituents

Major
Major chemical constituents responsible for physicochemical and therapeutic action of the herb are :- Diterpenoid Coleon E Barbatusin Coleon F
 
Minor
Various minor chemical constituents of this drug are :-- Colenol B Coleonol C Deoxycoleonol
 
 

Storage

To maintain physicochemical properties and medicinal values of the herb it is recommended to maintain following storage conditions:- Air tight containers Protection from light