Pandan Leaves Health Benefits

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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87 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)?

    • how about trying gynura procumbens. there are various info abt it here in the internet.

      • Busayomi says:

        Try Guava leaves tea. Infuse 5 to 7 dry guava leaves in hot water for 10 mins minimum. Drink without sugar or honey

      • cjuan says:

        I ate lots of this but it doesn’t appear to lower blood glucose. It may work for some people but not everyone, unfortunately. It is always best to test it out personally.

      • virgilio says:

        Tanglad or tanglag? Is this the wild plant in the Philippines that grows in the barren fields, slopes of the mountain or vacant lots? Their leaves are predominatly long from the ground up to the end of the leaves. My friends say Tanglad and tanglag are the same. Is this true? Yes or no? If so there are so many countless tanglags in the country sides of the Philippines. Please comment.

    • ROSANNA PERIDO says:

      Bitter melon juice for diabetes sugar, wild bitter melon is the best.

    • Bernadette Genove says:

      ashitaba plant… you can eat the leaves of it

    • me says:

      Banaba tea lowers blood sugar.

    • chin su fong says:

      It is pandan leave can reduce high blood and diabetes

    • ?Natalia says:

      Lemongrass does lower and control sugar, and many other herbs of Thailand as well.

    • flordeliza david says:

      please see in google: benefits of ginger and tanglad

    • Laraine says:

      You may try lemongrass juice, it helps reduce high B/P my BP was 140/110 it goes down to 110/80 by just drinking lemongrass juice. Its amazing!

    • DESMOND CHAN says:

      try to use celery plus baby bitter gourd plus green apple blend into juice.drink 2 week a day.Help reduce high blood and blood sugar.One more to reduce high blood sugar try to use lady finger(Okra plant).How to make okra water for diabetics.Take 4 medium size Fresh Okra,cut the edges,put a split on it,put okra inside a cup of water,leave the okra soaked in water overnight,squeeze okra on the new cup,mix it with some fresh water and ready for drink everyday

      • virgilio says:

        Hey I think you should boil the okra in water to be able to extract the juice. I boil okras in a small kettle until tender, and there you go, I have cooked Okra fruit to mix with cooked ampalaya fruit and a spoonful of salted fish. I drain the water from the kettle where I boiled Okra for a slimy drink later. If the taste of the slimy water doen’t appeal to your taste, just close your eyes and think of the medicinal effects it can give you…and drink it! It’s just like eating BALOT sa puti. Drink the juice from the eggshell, and then close your eyes while eating the balot.

    • Pam says:

      Try butterfly pea tea to reduce blood sugar. Worked for mo insulin dependent husband and his mother who co trials hers with oral meds

    • Jun says:

      malunggay, ampalaya, camote leaves, gabi, saluyot, papaya, siling labuyo – this can help you to lower your sugar level… or if you want it on capsule try Vegetable Capsule or VGCaps…

    • Aubrey says:

      Indian Gooseberries or Amla Powder is shown to reduce blood sugar. I know it has for me. It can usually be found in East Indian stores.

    • mal schubert says:

      to reduce blood sugar levels , bitter melon, cinnamon powder, moringa oleifera.

    • cjuan says:

      The root of pandan has been found to lower blood glucose in medical research. So by pounding a handful of the roots one should be able to extract the juice using a piece of cloth and test it out. I’m not sure the leaves will work – no harm testing it out too. The leaves can be combined with mulberry, kaffir lime leaves to make a delicious drink to lower body acidity.

  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. Keeshia says:

    Is pandan leaves good for UTI?

  21. ARSENIO B. BEGUIR says:

    Naalala ko nung
    hindi makaihi ang aking byenan naglaga ang misis ko ng dahon ng pandan lalake at yon ang pinainom, nakaihi sya kinabukasan.

  22. Interesting, me also I have a problem it’s about my urine, and I am pregnant To my first baby.the pandan leaves is help for me to decrease my urine, wht I am doing to do it, is I can mix in the water and put the pecher to use drink everyday. Tnx pandan for the benefits you have.

  23. jigs says:

    Is anyone here who would like to initiate about making this herb plants we have in the Philippines as herbal tea that is ready to drink? I have seen some mentioned about lemon grass, ashitaba, bitter gourd. ginger and etc. I reckon it is a good idea that you guys be an advocate of this herb plants by providing some information about the benefits. Let me know who is interested 0917-4435255.

    • virgilio says:

      I have ampalaya instant tea bags that I bought from the Asian Supermarket. Put water in an 8-ounce microwavable cup and put it in the microwave oven for about 3 minutes and 12 seconds or until the water in the cup boils. Take out the cup from the microwave oven (careful the cup is very hot!) and immediately put a tea bag of instant bitter melon (ampalaya) in the cup. Let it brew for 3 to 5 minutes depending upon your taste of preference. Add sweetener if you want to…BUT NOT SUGAR! Sugar raises blood sugar in the body!

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  25. Jasi Amer says:

    Useful info. Good for awareness about alternative medicine. I really appreciate these kinds of write ups.

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  27. 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.

    • virgilio says:

      How would I know if it is Pandan Lalake? I bought a bagful of frozen cut pandan leaves (about 4 inches long cuts) from the Asian Supermart here in California. Is there another kind of pandan leaves such as Pandan Babae? Seriously, please post your reply.

  28. 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.

  29. grace garcia says:

    hello can pandan juice help lower blood pressure? thanks gbu

    • franzel says:


      Last year I was diagnosed of having high blood pressure or hypertension.I started taking medication as prescribed by the doctor. Honestly, I hate taking medication. Then my sister told me to try pandan. I started drinking boiled pandan leaves since then, and I noticed that my blood pressure and cholesterol level are down. I’m still taking the medication but I reduced the dosage. I continue drinking pandan and I hope that sooner I will be completely free from taking anti-hypertension drugs.

    • chester lasaleta says:

      yes and add tanglad too. pati talbos ng kamote nakakababa din ng blood presure.
      pagsabayin mo na ung 3 sa pagpakulo

    • cjuan says:

      try chili – one tsp each time in warm or hot water. You need to do this 3x a day. Start small with half a tsp and then gradually work your way to a full tsp. You can cut up 2 cayenne or bird’s eye chili and pour hot water on them to steep for a few minutes. The hotter the chili the higher the capsaicin, the active ingredient in the chili. The seeds are useless. Drinking this will clean up your capillaries and lower, or rather modulate, your BP and also lower the cholesterol.

  30. mac maness says:

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

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  33. 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.

  34. lani de guzman says:

    pandan and lemongrass juices are the best for our health. yes it can help lower blood pressure. I felt like normal back. Thank God for the herbs He created.

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  36. ruby s. sotolombo says:

    Very well said infos thank you so much. i have 3 pots of pandan plants in my backyard and other herbal plants though i live in the midst of a crowded and busy city. pandan leaves is very helpful in many ways. lets learn to love, appreciate and take care of the nature for it is one of the ultimate gift God has provided us here on earth. God bless all the nature lover.

  37. jessielyn matulac says:

    pandan leaves it is good for the uti..

  38. noel rivera says:

    thank you very much for the information god bless

  39. Alyanna says:

    Is pandan leaves a herb?

  40. Sara says:

    Try boiling lemongrass,ginger, and pandan leaves together and drink it as tea. There are countless benefits from those three combined.

  41. Kelapa Sawit says:

    Pandan give fragrance to the southeast Asian food so good to eat, it turns out many benefits to health. thank you very much 🙂

  42. precious says:

    I have a uti for many years and it mentioned here that pandan leaves is good for uti how can use it as an alternative medicine?

  43. Simon says:

    I have gallstone can any body advise me how to cure.

    Thank you very very much.
    God Bless you all.

  44. Marilyn P. Pamplona says:

    Yes, pandan has a lot of benefits. I use it to ease my urinary tract infection. It really work. Our Almighty God has given us this plant to cure some diseases. B

  45. Azizan says:

    I did my yearly medical screening. My nutritionists advice me to boil 5 pandan leaves in 3 liters of water once a month to balance my cholesterol level. Drink hot or chilled.

  46. Maria teresa Gordonas says:

    Pandan leaves : we have our livelihood the wifes of our helper in store our product is SALABAT WITH PANDAN AND MALONGAY LEAVES with brown sugar its delicoius we used to drink in the morning before breakfast my slight colds was disappear

  47. Rey Ocampo says:

    As I know ,pandan leaves are all around antibiotic.

  48. michael zirbes says:

    wanted input –making a pandan-lemongrass tea out of fresh leaves–I am in Thailand now is there any reason both will not grow in california??

  49. max says:

    hello i m max i live in singapore now,one of my friends suggest me to drink pandan leaf tea because i got high urinic acid and sometimes gout attack,do you have any information is it true?


  51. Gladys Tan says:

    Can the Pandan leaves water lower Cholesterol?

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