Forskolin is an important traditional Ayurvedic herb that has been a part of Indian medicine for centuries. Derived from roots of the plant Coleus forskohili, this herb is known to be a potent bronchodilator, able to relax the airways in the lungs and ease breathing. In this capacity it has been employed to treat imbalances resulting in asthma and other lung disorders. It has also been shown to relieve internal eye pressure, and may lead to new treatments for glaucoma.
The effects of forskolin last for only a short period, and there are concerns that use may lead to possible cardiovascular complications. Forskolin would best be used under the supervision of a competent healthcare professional trained in its use.