Malaysian cuisine is very often flavoured with a tint of the aromatic Pandan (Screw Pine). Lately the Pandan is gaining international attention both as a gastronomic flavour and as a super plant with many health benefits such as:
- Lowers High Blood Pressure
- Detoxifies Liver And Body
- Controls Blood Sugar Levels
- Natural Mosquito and Cockroach Repellent
- Mild Laxative for Children
- Contains Nourishing Essential Oils
- Reduce Fevers
- Reduce Cramps
- Pain relief
- Relieves stress, anxiety and insomnia
- Relieves gout and arthritis
- Anti-carcinogenic properties
Here’s how to make some refreshing healthy Pandan tea.
Step 1: Take six stalks of pandan leaves.
Step 2: Clean the leaves and knot them as otherwise they are too long to fit into a pot.
Step 3: Bring a pot of filtered water to a boil and then drop the knotted leaves in.
Step 4: Reduce the flame to keep the boil slow and steep the tea for about 20-25 minutes.
Step 5: Drink as it is or add lemongrass or add lemon and /or honey to taste.
We invite first-person testimonials as to the efficacy or otherwise of the claimed benefits of Pandan.