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coleus - financial details pl

i am from tamil nadu and would like to know which kind of land is suitable ? what is the cost of production per acre/what is the profit margin/ duration of crop/ replantation is there after harvest or it goes for some years too.


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Coleus cultivation

India is bestowed with a wealth of medicinal plants, most of which have been used in Ayurveda, Unani systems of medicines, and by tribal healers. Coleus Forskohlii holds an important position in Indian herbal medicine.

Scientific Name: - Coleus forskohlii
Common Name: - Coleus, Mainmul, Karpuravali, Patharchur in Hindi.
Family: - Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Coleus forskohlii is one of the most potential medicinal crops and Ayurvedic herbs of the future. Coleus forskohlii is an important traditional Ayurvedic herb that has been a part of Indian medicine for centuries. In the 1970 s, researchers isolated chemically active ingredient in the herb and called it forskolin.

Medicinal Value
Herbs manufacturers have begun to offer extracts of Coleus forskohlii that have been specially manufactured to contain high levels of forskolin. Coleus is found to be effective in skin conditions as eczema and psoriasis. Studies have indicated the use of Coleus for asthma, intestinal colic, uterine cramps as well as painful urination. Ophthalmic preparation of forskolin to the eyes lowers eye pressure thus reducing the risk of Glaucoma. Coleus forskohlii can reduce blood pressure and improve heart function in people with cardiomyopathy. It helps in relaxation of the arteries and other smooth muscles.

  • Coleus forskohlii Briq. (Synonyms, C. barbatus Benth. Plectranthus forskohlii Willd., P. barbatus Andr. and P. comosus Willemse) a member of the mint family (fam. Lamiaceae), is indigenous to Ayurvedic Medicine.
  • This species is a perennial herb with fleshy, fibrous roots that grows wild in the warm subtropical temperate areas in India, Burma and Thailand.
  • In India, it is cultivated for use as a condiment.
  • In recent years, Coleus forskohlii has gained recognition as the only known plant source of the diterpene, Forskolin.
  • Forskolin is valued as an adenylate cyclase activator.
  • Adenylate cyclase is the enzyme involved in the production of Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate (cAMP), (a significant biochemical agent
  • Involved in metabolic processes), from the high energy molecule, ATP (Adenosine triphosphate).
  • Nicknamed in literature as a "second messenger," cyclic AMP facilitates the action of "primary messengers" or various hormonal and bioactive substances in the body.
The role of cyclic AMP is indispensable to many body functions.

Plant Description & Distribution
Coleus forskohlii is a perennial herb with fleshy, fibrous roots that grows wild in the warm sub tropical temperate areas in India, Nepal, Burma & Thailand. Coleus forskohlii grows wild on sun exposed arid and semi arid hill slopes of the Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh (India). It is also found in Sikkim, Bhutan, Deccan Plateau, Eastern Ghats, Eastern Plateau and rain shadow regions of the Western Ghats in India.

Soil and Climate

It thrives better in porous and well-drained soils with a pH ranging from 5.5 to 7. Coleus is a crop of tropics and found growing well at an altitude of about 2400 m under tropical and subtropical conditions.


» Propagation
Coleus can be propagated by seeds as well as by stem cuttings. For commercial plantings the crop is propagated through terminal cuttings. For this purpose about 10-12 cm long cuttings comprising 3-4 pairs of leaves are preferred. Coleus can grow in almost all sort of soil but it grows optimum in sandy loam soil.

» Irrigation and Interculture
During the first two weeks after planting, the crop is irrigated once in three days and thereafter-weekly irrigation is enough to obtain good growth and yield. Due to frequent irrigation during the initial stages there is a lot of competition from weeds. In order to obtain economic yield frequent weeding is desirable.

» Harvesting and Yield
The crop is ready for harvest after about 135-150 days of planting. The crop is harvested manually by uprooting the individual plants; average 700 to 800 Kg dried tubers per acres will be obtained.

The investment is about Rs. 20,000
Net Returns will be about Rs. 1 lakh to 1.20 lakhs per acre