Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2759


Potential bioactive property of Polygonum minus Huds (kesum) review

Suhailah Wasman Qader1, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla2, Lee Suan Chua3 and Salehhuddin Hamdan1*
1Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia. 2Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 3Metabolites Profiling Laboratory, Institute of Bioproduct Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
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  •  Accepted: 04 January 2012
  •  Published: 16 January 2012


In recent years, the bioactive properties of medicinal plants have been attracting the attention of scientists. Polygonum minus Huds is a traditional Malaysian plant that has been used in the treatment of digestive disorders. Several researchers have reported that P. minus Huds contains a high level of antioxidants, flavonoid and phenolic compounds which contain several bioactive properties. To explain the mechanism underlying these activities, researchers have attempted to determine the chemical composition of this plant. The aim of the current study is to represent previous studies that have been conducted on P. minus Huds.


Key words:  Polygonum minus Hudsantioxidant, cytotoxicity, antimicrobial, Anti ulcer, phytochemistry.