This plant has many uses. When taken as tea, it functions as a laxative for children and eases chest pains. The anthers of the male flowers are used for earaches, headaches and stomach spasms.
PANDAN ICED TEA
1 gallon water
5 tea bags (green tea or any herbal tea)
5 pieces pandan leaves
2 cups coconut, brown or muscovado sugar (optional)
Bring to a boil the water then add the tea bags, pandan leaves and sugar until aromatic and well-flavored. Strain and let cool. Serve cold with pandan leaves or lemon/calamansi wedges or you can add mint ice cubes instead.