Overview

Yogurt is a dairy product made by fermenting milk using one or more of a variety of particular bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Enterococcus faecium, Streptococcus thermophilus, and others.

Yogurt is used for constipation, high levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia), vaginal infections, inability to properly digest the sugar lactose (lactose intolerance), and other conditions. More research is needed to support most of its uses.

Yogurt is eaten as a food and used as an alternative to milk in lactose-intolerant individuals.

How does it work ?

Some yogurt contains bacteria which may help restore the normal bacteria in the digestive tract and vagina. This might help treat diarrhea and vaginal infections.

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