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Forskolin

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Forskolin

(Science: chemical) potent activator of the adenylate cyclase system and the biosynthesis of cyclic amp. From the plant coleus forskohlii. Has antihypertensive, positive ionotropic, platelet aggregation inhibitory, and smooth muscle relaxant activities; also lowers intraocular pressure and promotes release of hormones from the pituitary gland.

chemical name: 1H-Naphtho(2,1-b)pyran-1-one, 5-(acetyloxy)-3-ethenyldodecahydro-6,10,10b-trihydroxy-3,4a,7,7,10a-pentamethyl-