The Kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix DC., Rutaceae), also known as
kieffer lime, is native to Indonesia but widely grown worldwide as a
backyard shrub. A very thorny bush with aromatic leaves. The rough
bumpy fruit is inedible but its oil has strong insecticidal
properties. Well suited to container growing. The green lime fruits
are distinguished by their bumpy exterior and their small size
(approx. 4 cm wide), and the hourglass-shaped leaves Parts used:
Leaves and fruits.
Aromatic baths: Squeeze fruit and juice to gogo (for shampoo) or
Nausea and fainting: Inhale oil from rind.
Peel is a tonic ingredient; rind used in treatment headache and woms
Flavor - Squeeze rind to extract oil.
Volatile oil used in perfumery.(actually, the leaf and the
leaf-shaped stem or phyllode) are widely used.