Dracaena leaf (Dracaena angustifolia) is a plant that has an annual period and is usually often used for processed light to heavy foods. This plant is known for its leaves which are often used as a natural green dye for food. The green suji leaves are darker than pandan leaves. Suji leaves grow scattered from India, Burma (Myanmar), Indochina, southern China, Thailand, Java, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Maluku, New Guinea and northern Australia. Suji leaves thrive to an altitude of 1000 m above sea level, and like mountainous areas or near watercourses (wells, small rivers).
Dracaena Leaf Nutrient Content
Behind its ability as a food coloring, this leaf also has good health benefits. That's because of the nutritional content contained in it. The green color produced by suji leaves is the result of extraction from the chlorophyll content contained in it. 1 percent of chlorophyll contained in this leaf can be used to treat various health problems. In addition, this leaf contains a number of phytochemical substances that are very useful for health such as alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, terpenoids, saponins, polyphenols, monoterpenoids, sesquiterpenoids, glycosides.
Benefits of Suji Leaves for Health
Helping treat leukemia
Relieving menstrual pain
Treating sexually transmitted infections
Lowering cholesterol level