PROTECTION OF PROPOLIS ON RADIATION INJURED BONE MARROW OF RATS
Guo Yuefeng Zhao Huaipu Wu Qiqing Tian Yu(China Institute for Radiation Ptotection, Taiyuan, 030006)
Rats were irradiated with 3.0 Gy of 60 Co γ rays single whole body exposure. Effects of propolis on WBC in peripheral blood and mitotic index of bone marrow cells in irradiated rats were studied. It concluded that propolis administered to rats pre and post irradiation could significantly reduce mitotic index of bone marrow cells, mitigate the radiation injury of the bone marrow and accelerate recovery of WBC in peripheral blood in irradiated rats.