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Clinically Researched Standardized Kesum Extract


Kesum (Persicaria minor @ Polygonum minus) is an indigenous plant of Malaysia and South East Asia, also known as ‘Smart Weed’ Traditionally used to flavour soups and dishes, it is also consumed as a salad or ‘ulam’ for anti-aging (‘awet muda’),aiding digestion, alleviating dandruff and post-partum tonic.


Quantum IQ

Quantum IQ™ is a patented, standardized water-extract which functions as an all-around anti-aging ingredient. The raw material is sourced from Malaysian Kesum plant that is readily available all year round.



Standardization is a process where the beneficial compounds in the extract are quantified and controlled for consistency. BioKesum™ is standardized to the markers Quercetin 3-glucoronide >0.4% and Quercitrin >0.1%, associated to cognitive benefits.

Extract Description

Botanical Name Persicaria minor
(Polygonum minus)
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Polygonales
Family Polygonalceae
Common Name(s) English: Small water pepper, knotweed
Country of Origin Malaysia
Shelf Life 2 Years
Part Used Leaves
Extraction Method Water (no carrier)

Extract Specifications

Test Parameter Method/Reference Specification
Color/Form & Texture
Extraneous Material
In house Dark brown fine powder
Characteristic odor/Bitter
Free form Foreign matter
Physical Characteristics
Loss on drying
In house NMT 10%
HPLC NLT 0.45%
NLT 0.15%
Bioactive content
NLT 0.1%
Heavy Metal
Lead (Pb)
Mercury (Hg)
Arsenic (As)
Cadmium (Cd)
Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy NMT 10.0 ppm
NMT 0.5 ppm
NMT 5.0 ppm
NMT 0.3 ppm
Microbial Limit Test
Total Bacteria Count Yeast and Mould
Escherichia coli
Staphylococcus aureus
Enterobacteria and certain other gram negative bacteria
Latest Version of BP NMT 10,000 cfu/g
NMT 100 cfu/g
Absent in 10g
Absent in 1g
Absent in 1g
NMT 100 cfu/g

NMT: Not more than, NLT: Not less than

Benefits of Quantum IQ

  • IQ Performance
  • Memory & Brain
  • Cognitive Function
  • Mood
  • Immune Health

Quantum IQ is ready to market as an ingredient for:

  • All-natural supplementary supplements
  • Nutraceuticals & cosmeceutical applications
  • Food & beverages

Quality Assurance and Control

HP Ingredients emphasizes quality control from sourcing to final packing. Incoming raw material is sourced from selected suppliers for optimum consistency, and the material itself tested for heavy metals, pesticides, aflatoxins and microbial levels. All subsequent stages of extraction, processing and manufacturing are monitored continuously based on international reference standards and validated test methods.

Patented Standardized Kesum ‘Smart Weed’ Extract

History of Use:  Established use in traditional and culinary practices of Malaysia and South East Asian countries.


Evidence:  High antioxidant capacity of Quantum IQ™ further supported with pre-clinical & clinical studies


Source:  Available all year round – cultivated with fast turnover


Patented:  Cognition/Memory (PCT/MY2013/000033)

Scientifically Validated

High in Antioxidants

Memory & Cognition

Study 1

Study 2



  1. Maizura, M., Aminah, A. and Wan Aida, W. M. Total phenolic content and antioxidant activity of kesum (Polygonum minus), ginger (Zingiber officinale) and turmeric (Curcuma longa) extract. International Food Research Journal 18: 529-534 (2011).
  2. George A, Ng CP, O’Callaghan M, Jensen GS, Wong HJ. In vitro and ex-vivo cellular antioxidant protection and cognitive enhancing effects of an extract of Polygonum minus Huds (Lineminus™) demonstrated in a Barnes Maze animal model for memory and learning. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014 May 19;14:161. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-161.
  3. Study 1: Shahar S, Aziz AF, Ismail SNA, et al. The effect of Polygonum minus extract on cognitive and psychosocial parameters according to mood status among middle-aged women: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2015;10:1505-1520. doi:10.2147/CIA.S86411.
  4. Study 2: Jay K Udani, “Effects of SuperUlam on Supporting Concentration and Mood: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 238454, 10 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/238454

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