Coleus/Garmar (Coleus forskohlii)

Coleus forskohlii is an herb grown in Nepal, Thailand and India. A member of the mint family. Coleus forskohlii of the family Lamiaceae (alternate name of Plectranthus barbatus) is traditionally used in Ayurveda (Ayurvedic medicine) for various cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and central nervous system ailments. It also has some implications in lung health and urinary health. The main bioactive ingredient in Coleus forskohlii is called forskolin. Through forskolin, Coleus forskohlii supplementation may increase testosterone, and protect against cancer and inflammation. Forskolin stimulates the release of stored fat from fat cells, an effect that does not necessarily cause weight loss.

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Part used



Heart tonic, helps lowering cholesterol and body fat

Botanical Name

Coleus forskohlii