Scientific Studies About Protection From Radiation
Author: Maya V.
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There has been a study done in Spain on the benefits of Rosemary oil or Rosemary tea to protect the body from nuclear radiation.
In two separate studies, scientists in Spain found that nothing fights radiation damage to micronuclei like a simple garden herb known as Rosemary. They noted that ionizing radiation causes the massive generation of free radicals that induce cellular DNA damage.
They studied the protective effects of several compounds against gamma ray induced chromosomal damage in micronuclei testing by adding various compounds to human blood before and after irradiation. When the compounds were added after gamma-irradiation treatment, the protective effects relied not on scavenging ability, but on activity against free radicals already present in the cells, such as lipoperoxy radicals which are mainly responsible for continuous chromosomal oxidative damage.
The fact that carnosic acid and carnosol found in Rosemary are fat soluble allows them to provide highly asignificant protective anti-mutagenic activity. Even the most powerful water-soluble antioxidants lack the capacity to protect against gamma ray induced damage. This study can be found in the British Journal of Radiology, February 2 edition.
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