Coleus forskohlii

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Coleus forskohlii

(kō′lē-ŭs for″skō′lē-ī″, ′lē-ē)
A member of the mint family that is used in Ayurvedic medicine as an extract to treat diverse conditions, including weight loss and asthma.
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A hortela, da especie Mentha spicata, e responsavel por causar dermatite alergica, o boldo, da especie Plectranthus barbatus, pode ser nefrotoxico, enquanto o gengibre (Zingiber officinale) possui propriedades abortivas.
Recently, it has been described that topical application of forskolin (a product derived from the plant Plectranthus barbatus (Coleus forskolii) up-regulates melanin production via a direct activation of adenylate cyclase that induces the production of cAMP, which results in melanin deposition.