Coleus forskohlii belongs to the same botanical family as lavender, Lamiaceae. For centuries, the Coleus plant has been used in Ayurvedic medicine. If you are searching for the highest quality and most therapeutic coleus extract look no further, this is it! Our premium Coleus Essential Oil is extracted from the root of Coleus forskohlii and obtained in the purest form by the latest and most advanced CO2 extraction method. This method proves to be a great oil extraction method as compared to traditional methods. This high grade, pure extract is produced in India. Contains forskolin, an active ingredient and attributes to this oils beautiful dark red color. The active chemical component sesquiphellandrene present in this Coleus Essential Oil lends a pleasing woody aroma and vast array of beneficial properties including anti-asthamatic, hypotensive, anti inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant and antiseptic properties, weight loss, hormone balancing and more.
A note on CO2 Extraction : Hypercritical Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Extractions were developed for the flavor industry using liquid CO2, a harmless solvent, and offer a quality that is different than essential oils. CO2 extraction produces interesting extracts that are less volatile than essential oils and embody a fuller spectrum of the raw material. Turmeric, for example, yields a CO2 extract that smells very close to the aroma of fresh grated turmeric root and exhibiting more of turmeric's rich vibrant orange color. Compared to absolutes, CO2 extracts are lighter and do not contain any traces of solvents making them more suitable for aromatherapy and flavoring purposes.