A review on medicinal benefits of Persicaria minor/ Muhammad Firdaus Asanai ... [et al.]

Asanai, Muhammad Firdaus and Haron, Norhisham and Camalxaman, Siti Nazrina and Mohamed, Emida and Rambely, Azlin Sham (2020) A review on medicinal benefits of Persicaria minor/ Muhammad Firdaus Asanai ... [et al.]. Health Scope, 3 (2). pp. 44-50. ISSN 2735-0649


Herbal plants have been documented to treat various types of disorder such as cold, fever and sore throat. Due to the revolution of treatment, chemical drugs have been developed to treat patients. However, prolong administration of chemical drugs has been claimed to contribute various side effects among chronic patients. Persicaria minor, locally known as kesum, is currently being used as a traditional remedy instead of using it as an additional aromatic flavor in food. The main focus of this study is to summarize the recent findings on medicinal benefits of the leave extract of P. minor. Several studies have demonstrated the ability of this plant in inhibiting the growth of common infection organisms including S. aureus, reducing oxidative stress in the body as well as its anti-proliferative property for cancer and tumor development. The plant extract also helps to protect cell tissues from abnormal conditions including ulcer. Furthermore, other studies also stated that the plant can reduce high blood pressure by inhibiting the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), enhance wound healing process and increase vitamin A in blood. Therefore, it can be stated that P. minor has many medicinal values, making it a strong potential therapeutic agent that can be used as an alternative for the current chemical drugs.


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Asanai, Muhammad Firdaus
Haron, Norhisham
Camalxaman, Siti Nazrina
Mohamed, Emida
Rambely, Azlin Sham
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany > Plant anatomy
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > Drugs and their actions > Antibacterial agents
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > Drugs and their actions > Individual drugs and other agents
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Health Scope
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > Healthscope
ISSN: 2735-0649
Volume: 3
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 44-50
Keywords: Anti-proliferative, antimicrobial, antioxidant, kesum, Persicaria minor, herbal plants
Date: June 2020
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/63906
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