We are bulk supplier of dried coleus roots of different grades. Coleus plant is a naturally occurring tuber crop and perennial plant with 1-2 feet height, usually pubescent leaves narrowed into petioles. The roots are upto 20 cm long and 0.5-2.5 cm thick, conical, straight and strongly aromatic. Coleus can be propagated by seeds as well as by stem cuttings. However, propagation by cuttings is easy and economical to raise this crop on a large scale.
Scientific Name: Coleus forskohlii
English Name: Indian Coleus, Coleous, False Boldo
Hindi Name: Patharchur, Karpuravali, Pashan Bhedi, Makandi
Root Colour: Brown
Physical condition: Completely dried and healthy roots.
Packing: In plastic bags or as per buyer’s requirement
Availability: Throughout the year
Heart tonic, Digestive remedy, Bronchodilator, Anti-oxidant, Antispasmodic, Anti-cancer, Anti-histamine, Anti-Asthma, Appetite depressant, Cordial stimulant.
Coleus is native to India. Coleus is a hardy plant, growing on slopes of the lower Himalayas and the plains in Northern India. However, coleus has long been cultivated in India, Thailand and also in other parts of South East Asia. It is a tropical perennial plant related to the typical coleus species. It contains forskolin. lts leaves are ovate or cordate fleshy. Flowers shortly pedicelled, densely many flowered. Flowering Fruiting occur from September to January. The suitable soil for commercial cultivation is sandy loam or sand – rich loam. lt is also cultivated on sandy beds and river banks and ridges.
Medicinal Benefits/ Uses
Coleus root is used for a myriad of medicinal purposes and has been used as a medical herb to treat heart and lung diseases, intestinal spasms, insomnia and convulsions. It also lowers blood pressure and dilates the blood vessels. Coleus is primarily indicated for cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, congestive heart failure and angina.
It is also used for asthma, intestinal colic, uterine cramps as well as painful urination. Coleus can aid in digestive and malabsorption disorders. Coleus mildly stimulates the metabolism by increasing thyroid hormones and increases the secretion of insulin. Coleus preparations used as eye drops are known to reduce eye pressure in glaucoma.
Coleus directly stimulates digestion and is thought to assist in the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. It is effective in skin conditions as eczema and psoriasis. It can aid in weight loss due to its ability to breakdown stored fat.