Author(s): Malakyan M H, Karapetyan A S, Mairapetyan S Kh
Radioprotective activity of fresh juices and water extracts from lateral sprouts of Callisia fragrans grown in soilless (hydroponics) and soil culture conditions of Ararat Valley has been studied for the first time in-vivo. It turned out that the survival rate of rats which were given water extract of the medicinal plant grown in soil conditions was 90%, whereas in Irradiated Control it was 50%. At the same time the non-diluted fresh juices obtained from the medicinal plants grown both in hydroponics and soil culture conditions produced unfavourable effects on the survival rate, which was 30% and 10%, correspondingly. The smallest value of antioxidant activity was registered in the blood serum of Irradiated Control animals and the highest antioxidant activity level was recorded in the blood serum of animals, which were given water extract from hydroponics plant.