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 Huds, antioxidant, cytotoxicity, antimicrobial, Anti ulcer, phytochemistry.
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