Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb and its benefits as a medicinal plant


Who doesn't know pandan leaves?
surely everyone knows with pandan leaves.

Fragrant pandanus (Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb), this shrub plant, has been known by the people of the archipelago as an additional ingredient in baking and cooking, because it can give a fragrant aroma to cakes, so that dishes or cakes with pandan leaves will be more fragrant and delicious. Apart from cooking fragrant pandan leaves, they are also used as pandan flavored syrup.


Pandan leaves are quite a lot of health benefits, including:

  1. Eye Health
    The medicinal properties of pandanus have been known for centuries and modern scientists have only recently begun to research its benefits more extensively.

Preliminary research on pandan leaves has identified a number of health benefits such as essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

  1. Arthritis and Joint Pain Relief
    Pandan has been used as a traditional medicine. Its role is to relieve pain, especially arthritis and joint pain.

Researchers have found that oil made from pandan extract is rich in phytochemicals that are known to relieve symptoms of arthritis. As an added benefit, pandan leaves can also help relieve headaches and earaches.

  1. Heart Disease Prevention
    Studies support the claim that pandan leaves are good for the heart. Pandan leaves turn out to be an excellent source of carotenoids.

It is known to reduce the risk of developing atherosclerosis, narrowing of the heart arteries due to plaque buildup.

  1. Skin Care
    In Southeast Asia, dried and crushed pandan leaves are often used as a treatment for minor burns, sunburn, and other skin problems. Although more research is needed, preliminary research suggests that the tannic acid in pandanus provides rapid cooling for minor burns.

  2. Control Blood Sugar
    Consuming pandanus can help people better control their blood sugar after eating. More research is needed on that, but some early research shows that people who drink pandan tea after a meal have lower blood sugar than those who don't.

  3. Improve Oral Health
    The next benefit of pandan leaves is that it can improve oral health. Chewing pandan leaves can freshen your breath because of its fragrant aroma.


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