Author: Volkan ESKİZEYBEK, Handan GÜLCE, Ahmet GÜLCE, Ahmet AVCI, Eda AKGÜL

Publishing Date: 2012

ISSN: 1300-5200

E-ISSN: 1304-8708

Volume: 27 Issue: 4


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.

Key Words: Polyaniline; ZnO; Arc-discharge; Chemical polymerization; Nanocomposite

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