Coleus forskohlii

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Coleus forskohlii Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings



  • A 65-year-old woman with a 25-year history of facial dermatitis and no obvious external cause was patch tested with her houseplants and a wide range of common allergens. The only positive reaction found was to the plant Coleus blumei.
    - Am J Contact Dermat 1997 Mar;8(1):8-9 -- Airborne contact dermatitis from Coleus plant. -- Bryld LE. -- Department of Dermatology, University of Copenhagen, Gentofte Hospital, Denmark.

  • Forskolin lowers the blood pressure in dogs and cats and also in spontaneously hypertensive and renal hypertensive rats.
    - Arzneimittelforschung 1978;28(2):284-9 -- Positive inotropic and blood pressure lowering activity of a diterpene derivative isolated from Coleus forskohli: Forskolin. -- Lindner E, Dohadwalla AN, Bhattacharya BK.

  • Large doses of coleonol have a depressant action on the central nervous system. The pharmacological properties of coleonol, a diterpene, isolated from Coleus forskohlii were investigated.
    - J Ethnopharmacol 1981 Jan;3(1):1-13 -- Pharmacological studies on coleonol, a hypotensive diterpene from Coleus forskohlii. -- Dubey MP, Srimal RC, Nityanand S, Dhawan BN.







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