Coleus: A New Development in the Fight Against Metabolic Syndrome X

The main therapeutic uses of Coleus can be summarized as follows:
· to treat hypertension
· to treat congestive heart failure
· to treat ischemic heart disease (antiplatelet action)
· to treat cerebrovascular disease (vasodilation)
· to treat asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease (bronchodilation)
· to improve upper digestive function (the stimulation of pancreatic enzyme release is a significant property)
· to assist weight loss and reduction of body fat in obesity and metabolic syndrome X
· to support thyroid function
· as part of a protocol for psoriasis
· to treat glaucoma (topically)