The name Streptococcus is derived from the Greek word which means “twisted berry” it is seen under the microscope as a chain that resemble a string of beads. Thermophilus is a Greek term which means heat, referring to an organism that is able to survive extreme cases of heat.

Streptococcus Thermophilus is a gram positive bacterium belonging to the phylum Firmicutes, Family Streptococcaceae and order lactobacillales.

S. thermophilus is classified as a nonpathogenic, single Streptococcus species to possess a generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status.

It is used in manufacturing fermented food,

It possess probiotic properties in adequate amount conferring a health benefit to the host.


  • Has antibacterial activity against intestinal microbes
  • Antibiotic associated Diarrhoea
  • Rotavirus induced Diarrhoea in Infants
  • Plays a major role in Enteric Dialysis for Renal Failure
  • Positive impact on the ceramide (a skin protective agent) levels.
  • Protects underlying tissue from infection, dehydration, exposure to chemical and mechanical stress.
  • Significantly improves the level of sphingomyelinase
  • Reduction in colonization of Nasal Pathogenic Bacteria
  • Maintain cholesterol levels
  • Acts as an antioxidant
  • Supports Folic Acid production
  • Effective against bacterial vaginosis.
  • Used as a Food supplement as shows stable growth rate in children.
  • Potential therapeutic agent against Associated Chronic Gastritis, caused by various factors like excess alcohol, infection, intensive consumption of anti-inflammatory drugs with Helicobacter pylori or may be stress.
  • Helps to improve Lactose tolerance, Streptococcus thermophiles is efficient in breaking down lactose as it produces the enzyme Lactase.


Appearance: White to off white color powder
Loss on Drying: NMT 5.0%
ASSAY: 10 Million CFU, 10 Billion CFU, 100 Billion CFU, 300 Billion CFU

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