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In vitro and in vivo evidence suggests that harpagoside may exhibit cardiac affects and lower blood pressure, heart rate and reduce arrhythmias (Fetrow & Avila 1999). As an extremely bitter herb, devil's claw is thought to increase appetite and bile production.. Diterpenes extracted from the roots and seeds of devil's claw exhibited selective antiplasmodial activity in vitro (Clarkson et al 2003), which may have future relevance in view of the increasing resistance to conventional antimalarials.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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