The pandan leaf (also known as screw-pine plant) is widely used over much of South East Asia both for its culinary and medicinal properties. It is a tropical plant from the genus Pandanus that is related to the lily family. The pandan leaf is long and thin (about 40cm long x 2cm wide). Used for both sweet and savoury dishes, the pandan leaf has a variety of uses alongside food flavouring; such as food colouring, air freshener and even woven into bags and mats.
Rice-like sweetness, delicate yet exotic with a naturally grass aroma.
Pandan Plant 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. Pandan Leaves are 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. Each leaf of pandan is also effective in reducing stomach cramps and stomach spasm. It is an effective remedy for cough as well.
Some other Health Benefits of Pandan