Koseret is used as traditional medicine in Zimbabwe for stomach cramps and other ailments. Koseret is used to make Niter Kibe (Ethiopian seasoned butter). It’s growing popularity in the USA is related to food since it is also used as an ingredient in many traditional Ethiopian dishes.
Koseret is typically used as a spice that is combined with a plethora of other African spice mixes and is used throughout the continent and added most commonly to stews. It offers a delicate lemon scent and flavor.
An extract of koseret is also used as an ingredient for hand and body moisturizers and is appreciated for its anti microbial properties.
Ethiopia’s Niter Kibbeh (Nit’ir Qibe) is a spiced clarified butter, something like India’s ghee, but flavored with spices. It is used in many Ethiopian dishes, for example, Doro Wat. It is usually made in large quantities and kept on hand for daily use.