Kaffir lime leaves are originated from a tropical country like Indonesia. This is green and smells good, very aromatic, and good for health. Many asian countries use this spice as traditional food. This can be added on several food and drink. This is great for spicy soup and curries.People usually add it into soup, curry, stir fry, and salad. This leaf also appears on powder. Here is video about Kaffir Lime Leaves.
Benefits of Kaffir Lime Leaves
Kaffir Lime Leaves Keeps Mouth Healthy
Kaffir lime leaves can keep our mouth clean by making it saliva and then make saliva is produced in mouth. The saliva makes foods which enter mouth is dissolved into particles. And then enter digestion properly. Journal named Nutrition, this extract can obstruct bacteria S. Mutants. These leaves can prevent some microorganisms grow and reduce dental caries risk.
This Leaves Reduce Inflammation
It also has terpenoids which part of the antioxidant so they can reduce inflammation. According to Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia, It is anticancer on the cervix, against breast and prostate cancer cells, and has antibacterial activity against respiratory tract pathogens. Besides that, scientists need further research to see how effective it is.
Maintain Hair’s Health
These leaves can make our hair strong and free from dandruff. For men, this can make hair bald slower. This benefit can be done by mix this leaf with liquid lime. And then spread that to hair’s skin and hair. Both kaffir leaf and liquid lime can make hair glow.
Make Our Hair Free from Lice
Lice on hair can cause itchy. Besides that, this itchy can spread and contagious easily. This leaf can prevent our hair from lice. The liquid which contains extract kaffir lime and its leaf can be a treatment of natural hair. Many people have assured this liquid can kill lice’s eggs and parasites. Some manufacturers use it as the core ingredient of shampoo.
Create Relax Condition
Relax condition causes good sleep and prevents any disease. Because kaffir lime leaf contains a relaxing scent that pampers mind and body. There is comfortable feeling around it. We can make this by cut the leaf into pieces and then soak with water for one hour. This spread can make us feels calm.
And now we need to know which meal and drink can be added with kaffir lime leaves. Because not every food is suitable for this. Let’s check below.
Foods and Drinks with Kaffir Lime Leaves
Kaffir Lime Leaf and Yogurt Dip
This is mixed from kaffir leaf, mint leaf, black pepper powder, honey, paprika, lemon, hung cruds, and black salt. This has 31 calories tsbp, 1 g protein tbsp, and 2.5 g carbohydrates tbsp. So, this is good for healthy food activist.
A thai curry which is the easy one to make. This is made with flour, coconut, turmeric, cardanom, black pepper, etc. Contains protein and fiber. This is also gluten-free. We can make this into perfect dish for weekend dinner to serve with family. We have to take them out of the dish before eating.
Tuna Fish Cakes With Warm Asian Salad
This dish is made with tuna, fish sauce, coriander, broccolini, carrot, rice flour, eggs, kaffir lime leaves, and so on. This is done by frying with oil for three minutes. The salad is done by simmering carrot and broccolini and snow peas.