Fragrant pandan (or so-called pandan only) is a type of family Pandanaceae monocot plants which have distinctive scented leaves. The leaves are an important component in traditional Indonesian cuisine and the countries of Southeast Asia.
This plant is found growing wild in the yard or at the edges of the shade ditch. Its roots are large and have a taproot that sustains this plant when it is big enough. The leaves are elongated like a palm leaf and arranged in a dense rosette, a length of 60cm. Some varieties have a serrated leaf edge.
Leaves of plants is an important component in the culinary traditions of Indonesia and other countries in Southeast Asia as a fragrance aroma of food because it generates. Pandan leaves commonly used in making cakes or other dishes such as green bean compote and porridge. When cooking rice, pandanus leaves are also often put on the sidelines of rice with the intention that the rice becomes aromatic.
This distinctive scent was stronger when the leaves are still quite fresh or slightly dried. Besides as fragrances, cakes, pandan leaves are also used as a source of green for food (other than the leaf suji), as a component of food preparation garnish, and also as part of the flower arrangements at weddings (dironce) to scent the room.
Pandan leaf widely used especially in making traditional cakes Indonesia or Asia
Has long been used as a fragrant pandan leaf herbal ingredients to treat various diseases. Here are some prescription medication use fragrant pandan leaves.
Rheumatism is a common disease suffered by older people. Well, those old days when stricken with rheumatic using fragrant pandan leaves to cope.
Way, take 3 pieces of fresh pandan leaves, washed and cut into pieces. Pour half a cup of coconut oil that has been boiled, stirring, stirring until evenly distributed. Once cool, use as a liniment for massaging the sore area.
Hard worker usually often experience stiff body. However, if you are near the house fragrant pandan plant, can be used to treat stiff you know.
How, provide fresh pandan leaves 5 and 20 leaves of lemon grass. Rinse and then pounded until smooth. Add 1 tablespoon of eucalyptus oil and gandapura oil and mix well. Use the mixture to rub and massage the sore body parts.
Treating weak nerves
Take Pandanwangi 3 leaves, washed and cut into pieces. Boil 3 cups of water until the remaining 2 cups only. After a cold, drink the potion 2 times a day every morning and evening, each one glass every time a drink.
Often the person is exposed to emotional problems so feel uneasy. Usually at night. If you experience this, take two sheets of fragrant pandan leaves then wash and thinly slice. Brewed with a glass of boiling water. Once cool, strain the water and drink as well. Perform two or three times a day until you feel calm.
Lowering high blood pressure
For those who suffer from high blood pressure, aka hypertension, fragrant pandan leaves can be used to overcome them. Way, take a few pieces of fragrant pandan leaves and then boiled with three cups of water until the remaining 2 cups. Filter the water, then drink the potion twice a day morning and afternoon.
Take 2 pieces of pandan leaves, wash and cut into small pieces. Boil 3 cups of water until the remaining half. Strain the water and drink the mixture two times a day.