Ameliorative effect of honey and propolis mixture on rats exposed to gamma irradiation
Shimaa F. Hamieda*, Amal I. Hassan**, Mona I. Abdou**, Wafaa A. Khalil***, K. N. Abd- El Nour*
*Microwave Physics and Dielectrics Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt.
**Nuclear Research Center, Atomic Energy Authority, Egypt.
***Biophysics Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
This study aims to evaluate the ameliorative effect of honey and propolis mixture treatment on some biochemical and biophysical parameters in rats exposed to oxidative stress of gamma irradiation. Male rats were exposed to a fractionated dose gamma irradiation of total 5 Gy in five successive days. A mixture of dose 250 mg/kg/day honey and 90 mg/kg/day propolis was administrated to rats, ten days before irradiation, five days during irradiation and 14 days post irradiation.
* THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.