Streptococcus faecalis

Streptococcus faecalis is a gram positive bacterium belonging to the lactic acid bacteria group. Streptococcus bacteria grow in pairs or chains because of their type of cellular division which is a division along a single axis. Streptococcus faecalis has been reclassified as Enterococcus faecalis. Streptococcus faecalis is found in the region from the upper to lower part of small intestines. On proliferation, it yields lactic acid with inhibition of growth of harmful bacteria.

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Benefits of Streptococcus faecalis

  • Streptococcus faecalis produces a toxin known as bacteriocin that inhibits pathogenic bacteria
  • Helps treat acne. Streptococcus faecalis has the ability to inhibit the growth of a bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, which is commonly associated with acne.
  • Helps treat various types of diarrhea, acute as well as rotavirus induced.
  • Helps treat irritable bowel syndrome.

Specifications for Streptococcus faecalis

Description Cream to brown coloured powder with characteristic odour
Identification Gram positive cocci
Water activity (aW) Not more than 1.0
Standard concentration 20 /50/100 Billion cfu/gm
Pathogens:
Escherichia coli
Salmonella species
Staphylococcus aureus
Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Should be absent/10g
Should be absent/10g
Should be absent/g
Should be absent/g
Yeast & Mould Count Not more than 100 cfu/g