Kaffir Lime has many health benefits such as lower inflammation, ward off insects, improve the health of the hair, reduce stress, aid the immune system, promote oral health, boost skin health, detoxify the blood and improve digestion. This is kind of fruit which is native to some parts of Asia where we can include the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. It is tropical fruit. It is used in cooking. Kaffir lime has pleasant flavor and uniquely tart which it gives to it specific place in the herbal medicine. People use leaves, fruit, rind and oil of the for many different purposes. In Thai cooking kaffir lime is added in sauces and soups. The oil from kaffir lime is used in cosmetic products, shampoos, fragrances, salves and soaps. The leaves of kaffir lime are used in oral or topical way. When you have oil which is extracted from kaffir lime, then you should not consume it in direct way because it can lead to dizziness, nausea, lightheadedness and vomiting. You should mix the essential oil of kaffir leaves with water or with another type of diluting agent. These are the side effects of the kaffir lime which are known. You must talk with your doctor before you add kaffir lime in your diet because you do not know if this fruit will work properly for you. Here are some health benefits of the kaffir lime:
Detoxify the blood: People who suffer from chronic blood – related diseases and blood – borne illnesses should use kaffir lime mixed in different types of decoctions. It has unique mix of volatile compounds which are eliminating the foreign agents or the pathogens in our blood. Also it can help to the lymphatic and liver system to remove the foreign and dangerous substances and it can improve our overall health.
Lower inflammation: If you suffer from gout, edema, rheumatism or arthritis, then you should use kaffir lime as your natural remedy. It has anti – inflammatory properties which can help you if you suffer from migraines or headaches.
Digestive issues: There are many components in the kaffir lime which are found in many different herbs and lemongrass. These components have anti – inflammatory properties which can stimulate your digestive system. You should use kaffir lime decoction if you suffer from indigestion or constipation because it can reduce the symptoms of the mentioned diseases and also it can help to your bowel to have regular movement. This mean that it can help you to be prevented from serious diseases such as gastric ulcers, colorectal cancer and hemorrhoids.
Oral health: You can eat the leaves and rind of the kaffir lime because it can help you to have normal oral health. You should rub the leaves on your gums. This will help you to have normal oral health because you can rid of the bacteria which are build up in your mouth. Also you can use mouthwashes and toothpaste which have kaffir lime as their component because they can help you to have good gum and oral care.
Insect repellant: This kind of fruit can kill the insects and this is a reason why the kaffir lime is used as insect repellant. It has limonene and citronellol components which are having unappealing feeling for the insects. You should put a salve or lotion which has kaffir lime oil or juice, then you can beat the insects. You will be protected from them no matter if they will cause you infection or not.
Skin care: It has very beautiful smell and it possesses antioxidant properties. This is a reason why this fruit is added in many bath and cosmetic products. It has some acids which kill the free radicals in our body. We are protected from the activity of the free radicals which in many cases are a reason for the cancer. As we have said this fruit has antioxidant properties which means it can help to slow down the breakdown of cells and also it can minimize the appearance of age pimples, scars and marks. Kaffir lime juice is the right thing that you should add in your diet. You will look young and also you will be healthy.
Stress reduction: It is used in aromatherapy. If you suffer from any kind of nervous disease, then you should inhale the vapors of the kaffir lime; it will help you to relax your mind and body.