Kaffir Lime, Citrus Hystrix

Kaffir Lime is a small evergreen tree with dark green glossy leaves and small white flowers. The lime’s skin is bumpy and knobby . Kaffir is native to Southeast Asia and widely used for culinary and medicinal purposes.


  • This plant is known to cleanse the mind and the body and ward off evil spirit.
  • The juice of the fruit is good for healthy mouth and gum care.
  • The rind of the fruit is used in many digestive tonics and blood purifiers.

Effects and benefits

  • Kaffir Lime can help with baldness, dandruff, colds, paralysis, rheumatism and swelling.
  • Its qualities are antifungal, cooling, therapeutic, digestive and known as a tonic.
  • The leaves can be rubbed on to gums and teeth for dental health.
  • Many cultures believe Kaffir Lime will have a positive effect on the mind and body. It can help ease away negative thoughts, leaving one with positive thoughts.
  • The oil of Kaffir aids in digestion and purifies the blood.