Coleus Forskohlii Root Cut


Botanical NameColeus forskohlii

Common Name:

  • English: Indian coleus 
  • Ayurveda: Gandira
  • Also, known as: Jeevakamu, Garmar, Garmal, Abyssinian coleus, blue spur flower, false boldo, Indian coleus • Gujarati: ગરમર garmar • Hindi: पत्थरचूर patharchur, पाषाणभेदी pashan bhedi • Marathi: गरमर garmar, माईण or माईन mayin, माईनमूळ mainmul • Nepalese: गन्धे झार gandhe jhar • Sanskrit: बालकः balakah, ¿ गण्डीरः gandira , पाषाणभेदी pashanabhedi

Habitat: Western Himalayas, tropical Africa, Arabian peninsula, Indian subcontinent, Thailand; widely cultivated

Origin: India

Harvested: Wild

Parts Used: Root                                                                 

General Information:

Coleus forskohlii is a plant native to India. Since ancient times, plants of the Coleus species have been used as an herbal medicine to treat various disorders.

Coleus forskohlii perennial branched aromatic herb; found in subtropical western Himalayas. Roots are light in weight, light brown, longitudinally wrinkled, tapering, with a few rootlets, cut surface yellowish-white; fracture, short, characteristic pleasing odor; taste, slightly bitter and pungent.

How to use:   

Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!


  • You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.


You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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