The bifidogenic effect of Taraxacum officinale root

Fitoterapia. 2004 Dec;75(7-8):760-3. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2004.09.010.

Abstract

The infusion of dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale) stimulated in vitro the growth of 14 strains of bifidobacteria. The utilization of oligofructans, glucose, fructose and total saccharides was determined by enzymatic and phenol-sulfuric methods. Dandelion oligofructans were important source of carbon and energy for bifidobacteria tested.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bifidobacterium / classification
  • Bifidobacterium / drug effects*
  • Bifidobacterium / growth & development
  • Culture Media
  • Humans
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plant Roots
  • Taraxacum*

Substances

  • Culture Media