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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 5 (2019)

Effect of feeding synbiotic products on the faecal flora of albino rats and healthy volunteers

Author(s):

Rakesh Kumar, Binita Rani, Barman AK and Maity TK

Abstract:
Considering the excellent bio-therapeutic benefits of <em>Lactobacillus</em> and <em>Bifidobacterium</em>, this study exploited the probiotic characteristics of <em>Lactobacillus</em> <em>acidophilus-015</em>, <em>Lactobacillus</em> <em>casei-297</em> and <em>Bifidobacterium</em> <em>bifidum-229</em> strains with natural prebiotic substances available in India <em>viz</em>. banana powder, malto-dextrin and honey to produce synbiotic food formulations and to study the beneficial/implantation effect of synbiotic food formulations on the faecal flora of albino rats and healthy volunteers. The growth pattern of <em>Bifidobacterium bifidum</em> and<em> Lactobacillus </em>strain showed an increasing trend in all synbiotic products fed group and also exhibited an excellent adoption in the intestinal tract. The proportional increase in the population of these probiotics was progressively enhanced with the passage of time. Due to increase in the bifidobacterial and lactobacilli population and their competitive ability in the gastrointestinal tract, a decrease in the coliform count was observed. It was concluded that all the combination of synbiotic food formulations showed an excellent adoption in the intestinal ecology and creat favourable environment for the proliferation of intestinal friendly selected probiotics and discourage the growth of harmful organisms.

Pages: 156-161  |  1118 Views  215 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Rakesh Kumar, Binita Rani, Barman AK and Maity TK. Effect of feeding synbiotic products on the faecal flora of albino rats and healthy volunteers. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(5S):156-161.

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