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The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on kesum made available through the generosity of Biotropics Malaysia's adoption.

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Persicaria minor (syn. Polygonum minus) is an annual herb in the knotweed family (Polygonaceae) and is native to temperate zones of Eurasia. Kesum, aka pygmy smartweed or small water-pepper, is used traditionally in Souteast Asian cooking and for indigestion, flatulence, constipation, and for stomach pain.

Additional ABC Kesum Resources 

HerbalGram articles

In the Land of Kesum. 2017; 115: 5.

HerbClip reviews

Kesum May Improve Cognition in Healthy, Middle-aged Women. HC# 061655-558, December 15, 2016.

 

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