Common Name: Kaffir Lime
Scientific Name: Citrus hystrix
Family Name: Citrus
In Asian cooking, the leaves and fruit are popular spices used when making dishes like Tom-Yum Gai(Tom yum Chicken) from Thailand, the making of sambal and other dishes.
If the fruit’s oils is extracted, it can be used in aromatherapy to help reduce stress. The fruit can also boost the immune system as it has antibacterial and antioxidant qualities. It has an anti-inflammatory effect that is useful for those that have headaches and migraines. The extract of the fruit has been used as a natural made head-lice killer and it always kills the adults and it’s nits.