Rose extract exhibits anti-aging properties in a fruit fly model. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Rosa damascena decreased mortality in adult Drosophila.
J Med Food. 2008 Mar;11(1):9-13. PMID: 18361732
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
The effects of a rose-flower extract, Rosa damascena, on the mortality rate of Drosophila melanogaster was evaluated in this study. R. damascena is a potent antioxidant that has many therapeutic uses in addition to its perfuming effects. Supplementing Drosophila with this rose extract resulted in a statistically significant decrease in mortality rate in male and female flies. Moreover, the observed anti-aging effects were not associated with common confounds of anti-aging properties, such as a decrease in fecundity or metabolic rate.