It is used in cooking as aroma and color in rice, curry, beverage & tea, dessert and other foods. The leaves are used medicinally in South East Asia to refresh the body, reduce fever, and relieve indigestion and flatulence. The oil of the leaf is described as stimulant and antispasmodic and is effective against headaches, rheumatism, and epilepsy and as a cure for sore throats.
Turmeric leaf, pandan leaf and torch ginger flower exhibited phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity and scavenging activity in both fresh and powdered forms.
Active Ingredients of Pandan Extract