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3. Barberry strengthens the heart

The berberine contained in barberry protects the heart from the tissue damage that can occur when blood flow is restored after a lack of oxygen. This compound also regulates the concentration of calcium ions inside cells by preventing the activation of the protein calpain, which plays a crucial role in heart failure. This amazing plant can also enhances the contraction of the heart muscles by increasing the sensitivity of cells to calcium, the mineral that regulates muscle contraction.

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