The Role and Clinical Value of Probiotics

Probiotics의 역할과 임상적 가치

  • Rheu, Kyoung-Hwan (Department of Internal Medicine Kang-Nam KyungHee Oriental Medicine Hospital, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Yoon, Seoung-Woo (Department of Internal Medicine Kang-Nam KyungHee Oriental Medicine Hospital, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University)
  • 유경환 (강남경희한방병원 내과학교실) ;
  • 윤성우 (강남경희한방병원 내과학교실)
  • Published : 2005.12.30

Abstract

Disease associated with microorganisms are far from resolved by current therapeutics. One of effective approach to health maintenance and disease control is the use of dietary bacterial and carbohydrate supplements. This comprises use of probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics mean the live microorganisms, which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host. Prebiotics mean a nondigestible food ingredient that beneficially affects the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacteria that can Improve the host health. Especially, probiotics has the relation which is close with innate immunity and adaptive immunity. And probiotics has the clinical value with many disease like lactose intolerance, constipation, acute gastroenteritis, food hypersensitivity and allergy, atopic dermatitis, crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, pelvic radiotherapy, intestinal inflammation and chemical exposure, colon cancer, inhibitory effect of Helicobacter pylori and lowering the level of cholesterol. We use jointly korean medicine and probiotics and it has the more therapeutic effect in the many disease.