Benefits of Makandi(Coleus)

Makandi is a small perennial plant that thrives on the lower foothills of India, Sri lanka and Nepal. It is commonly known by the name Coleus. It renowned for its beneficial effect on the heart, skin and lungs.

Benefits of Makandi: Improves heart funtions, skin diseases, psoriasis, cough, difficult breathing, asthma, allergies, hayfever, eczema, glaucoma.

Action: Ophthalmic, bronchodilator, hypotensive, antiallergenic, alterative.

Scientific name: Coleus forskohlii.

Useful part: Root.

Dosage: 5–10g per day or 3–15ml.


Rasa(taste): Pungent

Virya(energy): Heating

Vipaka(post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna(quality): Light, dry

Dosa effect: VPK−

Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, blood

Srotas(channel): Respiratory, circulatory

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Makandi

English: Coleus.