Visnadine is a natural product extracted from the seeds and aerial parts of Ammi visnaga (Umbelliferae), a plant widely used in traditional Egyptian medicine since the Pharaohs times. Visnadine has a strong vascular activity, not associated with vasodilating properties. Its efficacy, in fact, is due to the enhancement of the inotropic activity of the wall myocytes in microcirculatory vessels. Visnadine also has a strong antiphosphodiesterase activity, mantaining high levels of cAMP and, which activates lipases, thus improving lipolysis in fat cells.
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