Forskolin is produced by the Indian Coleus plant. Forskolin can also be listed as coleus forskohii as it is found on the label of many fat burning supplements. It is commonly stacked with garcinia cambogia, chromium and other herbs that help balance blood sugar.
Apart from being used to burn fat, forskolin has been commonly used for many other purposes, such as:
Recently Tim Ferriss spoke about stacking Forskolin with Artichoke extract for enhanced cognitive function.
This nootropic combination apparently can be used to increase memory, so can come in handy when extra focus and concentration is needed on an important task. Tim Ferriss mentions it on his random show episode from June, if you want to find out more check it out at the 55 min mark.