6 Herbs for High Eye Pressure

Ocular hypertension and glaucoma can be targeted with specific nutrients

Part 2

Forskolin

Forskolin is isolated from the root extract of Coleus forskohlii species. It is an activator of adenylate cyclase, regulating the aqueous humor outflow.

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Numerous studies have shown that forskolin is able to reduce IOP in animals and humans. Interestingly, the reduction of IOP by forskolin occurs through mechanisms that are not fully exploited by the existing glaucoma drugs. In fact, glaucoma patients, in whom the target pressure could not be reached even by the combination of three or four drugs, experienced a further decrease of their IOP when oral forskolin was added to their therapy. Therefore, forskolin may have indirect beneficial neuroprotective effects on RGC by reduction of the IOP.

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