Pandan Leaves Health Benefits

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Natural plants have unique varieties which can aid different ailments. One of these popular I guess is the Pandan Leaves. I have this plant in my garden which I frequently use in cooking rice and some various desserts. Recently, I have learned some numerous benefits I could get in using Pandan Leaves which I am about to share with you.

First, let me introduce to you what Pandan Leaves are? These are also called Pandan Plant which is very popular for its aromatic flavors. Most predominantly used in the Southeast Asian cooking and is known to be barren.

As many people observed, the uses of pandan plant are not limited in cooking uses. Each part has been found to have medicinal benefits containing tannin, glycosides and alkaloids, which said to be the reason for the effectiveness of such various health concerns.

As a matter of fact, Pandan Leaves is extremely useful for healing various wounds and diseases such as smallpox, and is said to be a great pain reliever in such headache, chest pain, arthritis, earache and a fever reducer as well. It is also believed freshen the breath and reduce gum and mouth pain by chewing its leaf.

In addition, each leaf of pandan is also effective in reducing stomach cramps and stomach spasm. It the same manner, many people discovered and proved that it is an effective remedy for cough as well. So it is well considered being one of your best chose to plant and introduce in your garden.

Below are summary benefits of Pandan Leaves:

  • Relieves headache and arthritis.
  • Treats ear pains.
  • Eases chest pains.
  • Reduces fever.
  • Treats leprosy, wounds and smallpox.
  • As a laxative for children
  • Solve several skin problems.
  • Strengthen gums and reduces stomach spasms.
  • Helps in speeding in the recuperation of women who have just given birth and are still weak.

There are so many ways and preparations you can make using pandan leaves. One is to cook with the juice or add gelatin into it to make a buko pandan. You can as well make a juice by boiling the leaves and letting them steep. Here’s how.

  1. Gather a bunch of Pandan leaves according on how much aromatic you want your juice and tie them into a knot so that it will be easier to remove from water later.
  2. Fill in 2/3 warm water in a large pot.
  3. Drop the knot of pandan leaves into the water then bring to boil .
  4. Let the leaves boil for 10 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to simmer and cover the pot. Simmer the leaves for another 10 minutes until the leaves soften and the water turns green.
  6. Remove the leaves from the juice. Let the juice cool to room temperature and transfer it to an air-tight container.
  7. Store the juice in the refrigerator up to 7 days.

Hence, pandan flowers are rare. However, it is said to be aphrodisiac, which can stimulate sexual desire.

This was something about the Pandan Leaves. If you know anything about the uses and benefits of Pandan leaves, share it with me!

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37 Responses to Pandan Leaves Health Benefits

  1. Choi Habbisi says:

    Hi I’m choi Habbisi of MANDALUYONG city, I’m amazing when I read the benefits of pandan leaves and I am now excited to try it. because i have a problem with my intestine and my bowel movement…. Thank you very much and god bless you.

  2. Rizal Pereira says:

    Any herb to reduce high blood sugar (diabetes)?

  3. Nell L. Gaza says:

    I was watching a show from the philppines that mentions pandan is good to ward off bugs and cochroaches and would like to know how to do it.

    • Shireen says:

      u just have to pluck a bunch, tie it together and place it when u dont want roaches to go.:)

    • ROSANNA PERIDO says:

      Just cut or chopped it and put into a small bowl then put the place where the cochroaches is.

    • Re says:

      Hi Nell,

      You just have to leave a few leaves in your cabinets to ward off the bugs. It is said that bugs especially roaches do not like the smell. My mother use to do this.

  4. surekha.kokku says:

    nice article on pandan leaves

  5. Carth Glouie Albino Pandan says:

    Pandan is my favorite because it is me.. and aside from that, I love it because of its aromatic smell on foods..

  6. Tamaki Trinidad says:

    Hi! I live here in the Philippines and knew what pandan is. My often use it on her gelatin. Anyway, the ‘bug-repellent’ idea intrigue me. I didn’t know that pandan an do that. Do you have any other pandan external benefit?

  7. ludrigo aradanas nad says:

    I planted pandan in my garden front of my house. I used to cook rice including leaves of pandan

  8. michael says:

    Someone told me that boiling the pandan leaves and drinking the juice can reduce blood sugars. Has any one any experience on this.

    If so let me know on my email.


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  10. louela lacsamana says:

    i used pandan leaves together with the guyabano and lemongrass. i boiled it all together and it tastes really good! you should try it! it’s a healthy alternative of instant coffee.

  11. louela lacsamana says:

    i also incluede pandan leaves in my salabat. i boiled it all together with the ginger and lemon grass….. :-)

  12. Nympha & ian lumbab says:

    Thankz for the info we wre happy yung husband ko po ka si may problem sa chest at atrites now we can solve it in natural ways..thanks po..

  13. Elsie Chung says:

    Can padan juice reduce uric acid ??????…..

  14. yadz says:

    hi! i heard it is also help for hair grower..

  15. gemma c. baldovino says:

    …good day! I believe so because my husband who is suffering from heart problem and even advise for angioplasty was recuperated by drinking pandan lalake the one with longer leaves..

    • homer realeza says:

      my wife was advised to drink juice of panday “lalake” to treatre her U
      UTI. i am glad you are aware of that pandan. i guess it is safe and hope it may work.

  16. dhona says:

    Hi ! extract fresh bitter gourd with fresh tomatoes then drink the juice. It was proven. Really good .

  17. Gemaimah Bulda says:

    Thanks for the information i cant wait to try.

  18. Andrew Nguyen says:

    In Malaysia a few traditional doctors prescribe pandan leAves as prevention of gout attack. Personally for me the fresh leaves appeared to be more effective than the frozen one.

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  20. my wife was advised by a neighbor todrink juice of pandan “lalake”to treat her ITI. is this something new? i guess there’s no harm in trying.

  21. my wife was adviced to drink pandan “lalake” juice to treat jer UTI.. os this something new? it’s just a tea so i guess it’s safe.

  22. grace garcia says:

    hello can pandan juice help lower blood pressure? thanks gbu

  23. mac maness says:

    We use pandam leaves to add color and scent to our handmade soap here in Laos

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  26. Ngoc-Thanh TRUONG says:

    I am a Vietnamese. I received an Email from an overseas Vietnamese friend forwarding an Email from a mid-aged Vietnamese living in Canada narrating the story of his diabetes being under well-controlled after he casually drank Pandan leaves’ boiled water as tea. He continued drinking it later and surprisingly found that his diabetes was well within safe limit.

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