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.
Vipaka(post-digestive effect): Pungent
Guna(quality): Light, dry
Dosa effect: VPK−
Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, blood
Srotas(channel): Respiratory, circulatory
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