Uses of Kaffir lime and leaves
- Multi-Edible-Phyto-Greens Juicing: This
is often unheard
of outside of the greens-juicing
community. The cholorophyll in the leaves has bountiful
anti-microbial and anti-fungal agents. Add one large piece of
a half-section in a multi-green juicing experience. It is a
way to break the 'lack lustre' or monotony of greens juices.
The aromatic leaves are a must-have condiment herb in certain
cuisines in Indo-China/South-East Asia, and the most famous of which
(Tom Yam, Tom Yum) soup, a Thai delicacy and listed as one of the World's
50 Most Delicious Foods.
It is also used to flavor curries, fish
cakes, omelettes, marinades, and sauces. It is often used fresh rather
than in the dried form. This leave is often one of the
'famous four close partners' in flavorful Indo-Chinese
turmeric, and lemon grass.
- Therapeutic baths: It is part
of a range of herbs used in herbal baths, steam baths, and health spas,
especially in Indo-China.
- Others: In
South-East Asia, this plant can be seen grown in some
homes. You can crush some fresh kaffir lime
leaves in your hands to remove 'unwanted' odours from your hands; or
use shredded fresh kaffir lime leaves as frangrance
potpourri. The older generations of
ethnic Chinese origins believe the leaves and the fruit are one of the
'anti-dotes' or 'repellants' of malicious spirits. It is also
an ingredient in some 'magic' potions.