Makrut Lime (Thai Lime)
Botanical binomial: Citrus hystrix
Other names: Makrut Lime, Thai Lime, Kaffir Lime
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Part of plant used in production: Leaves
Methods of production: Steam distillation
C. hystrix is a thorny bush, 2 to 11 metres (6 to 35 ft) tall, with distinct double leaves.
|Characteristics:||A pale yellow to yellow colour. The scent is quite strong of citrus and citronellol.
|Properties:||Analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant,and sedative on the nervous system, tonic.|
|Constituents:||citronellol, limonene, nerol
|Blends well with||Basil, bergamot, cedarwood, geranium, lavender, lemon, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, and tea tree.|
|Safety:||Non-toxic. Can be sensitizing and irritating for some individuals therefore should not be applied to the skin at dilutions over 3%. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth.|