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How can forskolin help with asthma?

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Forskolin has a long history as a folk remedy for asthma. Some research supports that. Forskolin appears to work in a way similar to certain types of conventional asthma drugs, by boosting the levels of a compound called cyclic AMP. This helps relax the muscles around the bronchial tubes to make breathing easier.

From: Forskolin WebMD Medical Reference

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NYU Langone Medical Center: "Coleus Forskohlii."

Godard, M. , August, 2005. Obesity Research

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Forskolin."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Forskolin."

Bauer, K. , January 1993. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Baumann, G. , July 1990. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Coleus Forskohlii."

Godard, M. , August, 2005. Obesity Research

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Forskolin."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Forskolin."

Bauer, K. , January 1993. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Baumann, G. , July 1990. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 15, 2019

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