Polygonum minus is a plant found in mild-weather regions of Canada, Europe, and the United States. Although the plant has been officially renamed Persicaria minor, it is still often referred to as Polygonum minus. It is also commonly known as pygmy smartweed.
Evidence is currently lacking to support the use of Polygonum minus for any human health condition.
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These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.