English Name: Makandi
Latin Name: Coleus forskohlii
What is Makandi?
Makandi is an herb that has been traditionally used in Indian and Ayurvedic medicine for many years. It is a very hardy plant and can be found in India, Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia.
Makandi has the spiked flowers that are typical of the mint family to which it belongs. This herb has very fragrant leaves but it is most commonly the root of this plant that is used in medicinal preparations.
Medicinal Uses of Makandi
Makandi was used in India in traditional Indian and Ayurvedic medicine for more than 3000 years to treat a variety of diseases.
The active compound in Makandi — forskolin — is derived from the root and has been used to remedy ailments such as hypothyroidism, heart disease and respiratory disorders.
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