Kaffir lime leaves contain substances that have anti-bacteria against Staphylococcus aureus which is a skin pathogen. Kaffir lime extract can prevent bacterial growth in wounds to facilitate healing. Kaffir lime leaves can be used as an effective topical antiseptic.
Kaffir lime leaves are similar to bay leaves, but with a shiny green colour and a strong lime flavour and pungent aroma. They are a key ingredient in Thai and other Asian cuisines.