Forskolin Side Effects

By Eric Smith

Forskolin is a perennial herb that is used as a natural health supplement. This herb is used in Ayurvedic medicine under the pashanabhedi name. The herb has been used to treat heart and lung diseases, insomnia and asthma.

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Inhalation Side Effects

According to, forskolin can cause coughing and throat irritation when the herb is inhaled. Restlessness and tremors have been reported.

Other Side Effects

According to, low blood pressure or flushing may occur when forskolin is injected. People who used forskolin eye drops have experienced stinging of the eyes.

Drug Interactions

According to, the effects of antihypertensives, anticoagulants and vasodilators may be enhanced with forskolin use .


According to, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not use forskolin. The risk of bleeding may increase with the use of this herb.


According to, individuals with ulcers should not take forskolin due to increases in gastric acid. Diabetics should avoid this herb due to the stimulation of the release of lipids in the bloodstream.