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Kaffir lime leaves, miraculous leaves nourish the brain and prevent disease.

Kaffir lime leaves is the leaf of the kaffir lime tree, known for its distinct double-lobed leaves and unique citrus aroma. It is widely used in Thai cuisine and traditional medicine.

Uses of Bai Makrut:

  1. Culinary Uses:
    • Flavoring: Bai Makrut leaves are a staple in Thai cooking, often used to add fragrance and flavor to dishes such as tom yum soup, green curry, and various stir-fries.
    • Aromatics: The leaves are typically torn or thinly sliced to release their essential oils, providing a fresh, tangy aroma to the dishes.
  2. Traditional Medicine:
    • Digestive Aid: The leaves are believed to help with digestive issues, such as bloating and indigestion.
    • Aromatherapy: Essential oils from Bai Makrut leaves are used in massages and aromatherapy for their calming and muscle-relaxing properties.
  3. Household Uses:
    • Cleaning: Bai Makrut leaves can be used in cleaning solutions for their natural disinfectant properties.
    • Freshening: Placing the leaves in laundry or bathwater can impart a refreshing scent.

Kaffir lime leaves are plants in the citrus genus. It is native to Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand in Southeast Asia. Kaffir lime leaves and peel are commonly used in many dishes. Not only in Thailand and Laos But it is also popular in Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Kaffir lime leaves are rich in vitamins including A, B1, B3, B6, B12, C and D. Thai people use kaffir lime leaves in various dishes such as fried rice, curry, canned fish salad, papaya salad and minced beef salad. Adding kaffir lime leaves enhances the aroma and taste of food.