Medicinal phytochemical and pharmacological properties of kesum (Polygonum minus Linn.): A mini review

Ganapathi Narasimhulu, Jamaludin Mohamed

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Abstract

Polygonum minus Linn. (Polygonaceae) locally called as 'kesum' in Malay, is an important foodstuff in many Malaysian dishes, and have long been used in folk medicine to treat digestive disorders, dandruff and in perfume industry. This review discusses the current knowledge of chemical constituents, biological and pharmacological properties of Polygonum minus which will be presented and previously evaluated. The close relationship between traditional and modern sources for ethnopharmacological uses of Polygonum minus, especially for treatment against ulcer, hepatic abnormalities, genotoxicity, cytotoxicity and protozoa infections, due to the remarkable biological activity of Polygonum minus its will be appropriate to develop them as a biological based medicine. In this review is an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the phytochemistry, pharmacology and traditional uses of Polygonum minus will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-688
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Biological activities
  • Pharmacology
  • Photochemistry
  • Polygonum minus

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  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology

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Medicinal phytochemical and pharmacological properties of kesum (Polygonum minus Linn.) : A mini review. / Narasimhulu, Ganapathi; Mohamed, Jamaludin.

In: International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2014, p. 682-688.

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