Balaram Ghosh1, Manas Chakraborty2* and Arindam Chakraborty2
1Department of Pharmaceutics, Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and AHS, Banitabla, Uluberia, Howrah, West Bengal, India
2Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and AHS, Banitabla, Uluberia, Howrah, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding Author: Manas Chakraborty, Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and AHS, Banitabla, Uluberia, Howrah, West Bengal, India.
Received: May 06, 2021; Published: June 11, 2021
Novel drug delivery system is one of the novel approach towards the drug delivery system. Through this, the limitations of traditional drug delivery systems has been addresses. Limited studies have shown that the extract of Coleus forskohlii may helps in weight management. Some randomized double blind placebo- controlled study shows that the effects of the Coleus forskohlii extract with supplementations will be one of the key markers of different metabolic parameters of overweight and obesity. Countries like Africa, UAE, Brazil, coleus forskohlii used as a medicine whereas in India the root tubers of coleus forskohlii plant has been prepared and eaten as a seasoning food and in some part of India it is used a traditional Ayurvedic medicine. There are some chemical studies also indicates that the alcoholic extract of Coleus barbatus root tubes generated in the isolation of labdane diterpene forskolin (Coleonol), which has a great impact in the research of the roles of enzyme adenylate cyclase and cyclic- AMP in human cellular physiology. Diseases like hypertension, asthma, glaucoma as well as some of the certain cancers we can use this compound eventually. Coleus forskohlii root extract used in different drug development studies for proper and better bioavailability which serving superior patients’ compliance. So, this review gives a glimpse of studies of this traditional herb in human welfare.
Keywords: Coleus forskohlii; Forskolin; Placebo Controlled, Bioavailability, Anti-obesity, Coleonol
Citation: Manas Chakraborty., et al. “Forskolin - A Natural Root Extract of Coleus forskohlii". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 5.7 (2020): 113-116.
Copyright: © 2020 Manas Chakraborty., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.