Generic: Coleus forskohlii
treats Breathing aid for intubation, Cardiomyopathy, Glaucoma, Erectile dysfunction, Depression and schizophrenia, Asthma, Anti-inflammatory action after cardiopulmonary bypass, and Breast milk stimulant
This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature, and was peer- reviewed and edited by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com): Tracee Rae Abrams, PharmD (University of Rhode Island); Chi Dam, PharmD (Northeastern University); Cathy DeFranco Kirkwood, MPH, CCCJS- MAC (MD Anderson Cancer Center); Dana A. Hackman, BS (Northeastern University); Jo Hermans, PhD (University of Leiden, the Netherlands); Tamara Milkin, PharmD (Northeastern University); Phuong Ngo, PharmD (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy); Erica Seamon, PharmD (Nova Southeastern University); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Mamta Vora, PharmD (Northeastern University); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Lisa Wendt, PharmD (Albany College of Pharmacy); Jen Woods, BS (Northeastern University).
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