Decreasing Cronobacter genus

This is a rare bacteria occurring in only 4.2% of all uBiome samples. Any bacteria genus < 5% I view as a probable overgrowth that should be reduced as a secondary target.

“Cronobacter spp. were isolated from:

  • 15% of 33 spice and herb samples and
  • 3% of 36 taste foods,
  •  fresh vegetables were detected in 12% of field vegetables and 13% of hydroponic vegetables.
  • shredded vegetables were detected from 44% of 9 samples,” [2017]

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PubMed Data

There are 750+ studies on PubMed. Many studies deal with contaminated milk formula in China. This dive is not fully done yet.

  • Disease:
  • Diet:
    • “Ketogenic diet poses a significant effect on imbalanced gut microbiota… decreases” [2017]
    • ” tea polyphenols  had an effective bactericidal effect against C. sakazakii,” [2016]
    • “. Both strains were susceptible to thymol, carvacrol, thymoquinone, p-cymene, linalool, camphor, citral, eugenol, and trans-cinnamaldehyde as well as cinnamon, lemongrass, oregano, clove, and laurel essential oils; their minimum inhibitory concentrations varied between 0.1 and 2.0 mg/mL” [2014]
    • “, combinations of commercial Nisaplin and the food additive citric acid reduced C. sakazakii numbers markedly in infant formula within the same 3 h period. ” [2017]
    • “Citral (lemon oil) substantially reduced the adhesion and invasion of C. sakazakii to Caco-2 cells and decreased bacterial survival and replication ” [2017]
  • Probiotics:
  • Antibiotics:
    • Cronobacter strains identified in this study were not susceptible to third-generation cephalosporins, aminoglycoside, and/or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. ” [2017]
    • “showed very high resistance to ampicillin, amoxicillin, tetracycline, chloramphenicol and sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim.” [2015]

Bottom Line


  • shredded vegetables


  • Vitamin C
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  •  Bifidobacterium bifidum ,
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Nisaplin (from  Lactococcus lactis )
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Tea
  • Cinnamon,
  • Lemongrass,
  • Oregano,
  • Clove