Coleus forskohlii benefits

Medicinal Properties:

Even though coleus has a long history in folk medicine, its phytochemical secret, forskolin, was discovered only in 1974. Several thousand laboratory studies have since been conducted on this chemical. The compound has a vast range of effects on the body, working primarily on an enzymatic level. It triggers adenylate cyclase, which then raises the level of cyclic AMP (adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate), a substance that activates all sorts of other cellular enzymes. Researchers suspect that lowered cyclic AMP production contributes significantly to a number of health problems, including asthma, the chest pains of angina, eczema, high blood pressure, psoriasis, and a number of inflammatory conditions. Higher cell concentrations of this substance reduce inflammation and histamine release, improve the heart's ability to contract, relax arteries and other smooth muscles (including in the lungs, intestinal tract, and bladder), and boost the body's production of both insulin and thyroid hormone. Studies have demonstrated that pharmaceutical forskolin preparations accomplish all these things. It also improves blood flow inside the brain and eases the intraocular pressure of glaucoma by stimulating better blood flow inside the eyes. Other research suggests that potential benefits of forskolin include help in losing weight, improving digestion and nutrient absorption, fighting cancer, and bolstering the immune system.

Coleus forskohlii benefits

 
 
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