Scientific name: Citrus hystrix
Origin: China and New Guinea
Medicinal use: The kaffir or kafir lime (Citrus hystrix) is the fruit of a citrus plant native to tropical Southeast Asia. The kaffir lime, an exotic fruit still little known but essential in many Asian cuisines, especially in Thai. The fresh leaf is thick and somewhat hard, so it is usually added whole to cooking sauces, stews, soups or curries.
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