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The Influence of Essential Oils on Gut Microbial Profiles in Pigs./Animals
Using pigs, assesed the impact of consumption of Origanum vulgare plant extract combined with Mentha piperita and Thymus vulgaris essential oils on microbial profile in intestines.
The combination of essential oils was non cytotoxic, and had a positive effect on the microbial composition in the large intestine of pigs due to significant increase in the number of probiotic bacteria. The amount of Lactobacillus was 2.5 times and Bifidobacterium 1.9 times higher in the animal group fed with supplement. The combination, however, had some negative impact on the variety of minor species in the distal part of the ileum.
Ruzauskas M, Bartkiene E, Stankevicius A, Bernatoniene J, Zadeike D, Lele V, Starkute V, Zavistanaviciute P, Grigas J, Zokaityte E, Pautienius A, Juodeikiene G, Jakstas V.