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European Journal of Medicinal Plants, ISSN: 2231-0894,Vol.: 1, Issue.: 1 (January-March)

Review Article

The Strategies for Production of Forskolin vis-a-vis Protection Against Soil Borne Diseases of the Potential Herb Coleus forskohlii Briq.

Selima Khatun1, Narayan C. Chatterjee1 and Ugur Cakilcioglu2*
1UGC Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Botany, University of Burdwan,
Burdwan 713104, West Bengal, India
2Elazig Directorate of National Education, Dogukent IOO., Elazig 23100, Turkey


Coleus forskohlii is an important plant in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It is the only source for forskolin among the plant kingdom. Forskolin has a unique property of activating almost all hormone sensitive adenylate cyclase enzymes in a biological system. This review article has highlighted on research developments of C. forskohlii for the production and to enhance the production of forskolin by employing various strategies, and also to protect the most potential herb against the soil borne wilt disease, causing a serious threat towards its propagation and cultivation by using effective integrated disease management technology.

Keywords :

biosynthesis, Coleus forskohlii, forskolin, medicinal plant, tissue culture;

Full Article - PDF    Page 1-9

DOI : 10.9734/EJMP/2011/128

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