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What is forskolin?

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Forskolin is made from the root of a plant in the mint family. The plant grows in Nepal, India, and Thailand. It has long been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

From: Forskolin WebMD Medical Reference

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

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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