Makandi-Coleus forskohlii Forskolin is a chemicalfound in the roots of the plant Plectranthus barbatus (Coleus forskohlii). This plant has been used since ancient times to treat heart disorders such as high bloodpressure and chest pain (angina), as well as respiratory disorders such as asthma. Highlights : *Coleus forskohlii also may aid weight loss. A concentrated forskolin extract has been shown to burn fat. Forskolin also helped obese men manage their weight in small clinical trials, reports Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Society. A small study of 23 females, published in the December 2005 issue of the “Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition,” reported that Coleus forskohlii did not help with weight loss but did slow or prevent weight gain in mildly overweight women. *Eyedrops made of a concentrated forskolin may help with the treatment of glaucoma, according to NYU Langone MedicalCenter. In the cases where glaucoma caused increased intraocular pressure, forskolin successfully lowered the pressure. More studies are needed to know the efficacy of the herb on glaucoma treatment. Integrative Practitioner grades Coleus forskohlii with a "B" for effectiveness in glaucoma treatment. Available form : Root. Disclaimer: This information is only for the purpose of education and is not meant to replace professional advice of an expert.