Get Involved
About Us
Our Members
Scientific Name:
Persicaria minor (syn. Polygonum minus)
Family Name:
Common Name:
kesum, pygmy smartweed, small water-pepper, petite renouée
Safety Data
Adverse Effects & Toxicity
An acute toxicity study showed a Polygonum minus MeOH extract is safe at 2000 mg/kg in female SD rats; in a subchronic toxicity study, no changes were observed in hematological and biochemical parameters, body weight, food & water intake, motor coordination, behavior, and mental alertness. Christapher 2017
History of Record
ORIGINAL RESEARCH BY: J. Mohanasundaram, MD, PhD
September 2017
LATEST UPDATES BY: Oren Rabinowitz, MSc
May 2021