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Makrut (kaffir) lime foliage

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Citrus hystrix leaves used in Thai, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Cambodian cooking.

A Malaysian friend tells me the leaves are used for scented baths, with other fragrant herbs, and they are thought to deter bad spirits (ghosts)

Known as 'makrut' (Thai) or 'limau purut' (Malay) - 'bai makrut' / 'daun limau purut' = lime leaves

Kaffir is an offensive term, and I encourage people to use the word 'makrut' or simply 'Thai lime' instead, if possible.

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