Often used as food flavoring because of it fragrant smell, pandan leaves, also known as screwpine, is a tropical plant of the Pandanus genus and is extensively used in South Asian and Southeast Asian cooking.
Lots of countries use the plant, especially its leaves in cooking. It is rather fragrant and can increase your appetite when added to meals. Pandan leaves are quite nutritious with some health benefits that can amaze you. However, when it comes to detoxing, you will find pandan leaves very helpful.
The main reason we need to cleanse our bodies is since our bodies need rest from our unhealthy practices, such as eating unhealthy food and being exposed to harmful toxins in the environment that can promote cellular aging. When we detox, we shift out attention on healthy food and drinks, while flushing out toxins that can contribute to the accumulation of free radicals in the body.
How Pandan Leaves Help In Detoxing The Body
Pandan leaves are known for detoxifying the liver in addition to the body. It is also a mild laxative safe for children. The leaves are a natural diuretic and can help improve the kidneys’ health. Apart from this, the plant has also showed abilities of neutralizing toxins and at the same time, the leaves are used to release pollutants from our bodies.
The best way to use pandan leaves for detoxing is through the pandan leaf tea which is one of the best beverage recipes that can help eliminate toxins from the body. To make the tea, you will need the following ingredients:
• 4 pandan leaves
• 1 piece of ginger
• 2 tablespoons of palm sugar or unrefined sugar
• 3 cups of water
When the ingredients above are ready, here’s what you need to do to make the pandan leaf tea:
1. Boil water.
2. Once the water is boiling, add the ingredients above other than the palm sugar.
3. Bring the ingredients to a boil as you adjust the heat to medium. Do this for 10 minutes.
4. Pour the liquid into a glass or a cup.
5. Finally, add the sugar. Let it cool and you can drink after.
Other Health Benefits Of Pandan Leaves
Aside from Helping detoxify the body, pandan leaves also have other health benefits, including:
• Reducing anxiety and stress
• Pain reliever, including chest pains, headaches, arthritis, and earaches.
• Lowering oral discomfort
• Mosquito repellent
Just by making the pandan leaf tea, you can start the detoxing process as well as enjoy the other health benefits of the plant by merely adding it to your meals. You can also use it in baking and deserts, such as in pastries and gelatins.
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