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Surprising Health Benefits Of Pandan!

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Surprising Health Benefits Of Pandan!

15 May 2019
by Faraaz


Many of us in Malaysia tend to know what pandan is, as it is frequently used in many of our dishes. But, what the people in Malaysia are unaware of is, the amount of health benefits that pandan does contain! For the people who do not know this, pandan leaves is a type of plant that mostly grows in Southern Asia and usually grows wild in your garden. In some countries such as Indonesia, pandan is one of the necessary ingredients in order to prepare traditional or even daily food so that it will taste more delicious. The fragrant smell of panda is very pleasing and it will surely increase your appetite. The health benefits of pandan leaves for certain treatments is truly very potent. Based on a number of long term studies and also a few observations, pandan leaves seem to have a lot of benefits for your health. It can also be a natural and safe way to cure issues traditionally. It is even recommended by certain doctors in order to help you with boosting your well being. In this article, we will be going over a few of the health benefits of pandan!

TREATING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
The first health benefit of pandan leaves is for treating the people with high blood pressure. High blood pressure or hypertension is a disease in the blood vessels that tend to cause the pressure beyond the normal limit of 110 to 120 and 90 mmHg. This disease can be due to various factors such as food, age, lifestyle, obesity, and as well as stress. Various sources have mentioned that drinking pandan tea twice a day could help in lowering high blood pressure. All you will need to do in order to make this pandan tea, is to boil 2 to 3 cups of water with around 3 grams of pandan leaves. Wait until it has receded to only half the amount of the water. The pandan tea could also be consumed half in the morning and half in the night in order to lower high blood pressure. If pandan tea is consumed regularly, it could also potentially prevent other heart diseases such as coronary artery disease.

CLEANSE & PREVENT DANDRUFF.
Dandruff is known as the excessive exfoliation on the scalp. One of the easiest way to spot and the most visible signs of dandruff is either white or grayish flakes that will stick to the hair or fall onto the shoulders. Dandruff is often caused by the accelerated growth and death of the scalp cells. This is then exacerbated by oily scalp, stress, unsuitable product use, and also washing the hair too often or too seldom. If you happen to have this problem, you could truly utilize the health benefits of pandan leaves for treating your scalp and hair. According to certain observations, pandan leaves are known for being good for the scalp and hair. The treatment for the scalp and hair by pandan leaves is done by making a type of pandan shampoo. First, start by mashing about ten dried leaves of pandan leaves then add enough water in order to turn it into a paste. After the paste is ready, massage the paste onto your scalp and hair and if you do this regularly, it will not only remove the dandruff from your scalp, but it will also nourish your hair.

PREVENTING HAIR LOSS.
Another health benefit of pandan leaves for our hair is helping to prevent hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by various factors such as psychological pressure, drug side effects, and even malnutrition. There are many ways for us to fight hair loss, and one of them is by utilizing natural materials such as pandan leaves. You will need to prepare one pandan leave, ten leaves of hibiscus leaves, a handful of false daisy leaves, about five plum aralia leaves, ten jasmine flowers, and one rose petal. All the ingredients must be washed and then put together into a pot of aluminium. You will need to add in about half a cup of coconut oil, sesame oil and also hazelnut oil. Then, boil the mixture until it boils down and then filter the mixture. You will need to apply the concoction to your hair and scalp evenly and wrap your hair with a warm towel. Do it every night before going to bed. The next morning just rinse your hair with cold water and shampoo it as usual. You will need to perform this treatment regularly as much as 2 to 3 times a week.

EMBELLISHING DULL HAIR COLOR.
Pandan leaves have yet another benefit when it comes to our hair, and this one is to embellish dull hair color. Various factors such as pollution tends to cause your hair to become dull and lose its natural luster. You can restore the luster of your hair by preparing seven pieces of pandan leaves, wash it and cut them into small pieces. Boil the pieces of pandan leaves with one liter of water, until the color of the water starts turning green. You will need to dab it for a night. The next day, you will need to mix the boiled water of pandan leaves with the noni juice. You can then shampoo your hair with the concoction and then wash the hair clean after. Do this about 3 times a week and you are surely going to see the results.

OVERCOMING WEAK NERVES.
Pandan leaves are also known for being very beneficial when it comes to our nerves system health. Weak nerves could lead to people getting occasional cramps. Weak nerves that are usually caused by the reduction of nerve stimulation to certain and specific body parts that have been previously receiving that stimulation per usual. Pandan leaves will also help to promote the health of the system of nerves in our bodies. In order to do that, you will have to take three pandan leaves and chop them into small pieces, boil it with about three glasses of water. Let it all boil in the water until there is only about 2 glasses worth of water remaining. You can then strain the concoction in order to separate the water with the pandan residue, and you may drink one glass in the morning and one glass in the evening.

RELIEVING INSOMNIA.
For many of us, insomnia could become something which is very hard thing to handle. Especially if this tends to happen when you have to get up early the following day and have a bunch of errands to run and things to get done. The symptoms often occur when the person starts becoming anxious and has a burden of mind. If you happen to be experiencing insomnia, you can most certainly give pandan leaves a try in order to relieve your insomnia. Pandan leaves have been proven to be so beneficial for our health. Pandan leaves will contain alkaloid compounds that tend to provide you with a calming effect on your body. When experiencing insomnia, pandan leaves can truly help you in calming down and also making it easier for you to be able to sleep. You will only need to brew pandan leaves with some hot water, and then add in one teaspoon of honey. Drink this while it is warm.

RELIEVING RHEUMATISM.
Rheumatism is known as a disease that causes pain due to your muscles or joints that will experience inflammation and swelling. This disease can often be caused by eating foods that will contain high purine such as spinach, clams, anchovies, and as well as red meat, drinking alcohol, bathing late at night, and even dehydration. Age is also often one of the main causes of rheumatic diseases. People in the past have used pandan leaves in order to cope with rheumatism. The steps are to take around three pieces of fresh pandan leaves, wash them and then cut them into pieces. You will need to brew it with half a cup of coconut oil that has been boiled and then stir it until evenly distributed. Once it has cooled down, use it as a liniment to massage the areas that have been affected.

REDUCING FEVER.
Fever is usually known as a sign that your body is fighting infection. Someone with fever will often experience an increase in body temperature, which causes discomfort. In order to reduce your fever, you can simply boil the pandan leaves and then drink the water. After that, the heat from your body will start going down slowly.

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