Rezaie-Tavirani M, Fayazfar S, Heydari-Keshel S, Rezaee MB, Zamanian-Azodi M, Rezaei-Tavirani M, Khodarahmi R
Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench, 2013
In this study, we report the effect of the essential oil of Rosa Damascena on human colon cancer cell line (SW742) and human fibroblast cells.
Colon cancer is the second most common fatal malignancy. Owing to the existence of many side effects and problems related to common treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, alternative treatments are being investigated. Some herbal medicines have shown promising results against different types of cancers. Herbal medicines used have included the use naturally occurring essential oils.
PATIENTS AND METHODS:
The essential oil of Rosa Damascena was obtained by distillation and its effect on SW742 cell-line and fibroblast cells were investigated with cell culture. The cells were cultured and different volumes of essential oil were induced to the cells. After48hincubation, cell survival was measured and using statistical analysis, the findings were evaluated and reported.
This study showed that soluble part of Rosa Damascena oil increases cell proliferation in high volumes and the non-soluble component decreases cell proliferation.
The effects of essential oils, such as Rosa Damascena, on cell proliferation require more thorough investigation.
Rezaie-Tavirani M, Fayazfar S, Heydari-Keshel S, et al. Effect of essential oil of Rosa damascena on human colon cancer cell line SW742. Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench. 2013;6(1):25-31.