Dill (Anethum graveolens)
$4.15 – $20.90
The health benefits of dill include its ability to boost digestive health, as well as provide relief from insomnia, hiccups, diarrhea, dysentery, menstrual disorders, & respiratory disorders
Dill is an ancient Egyptian remedy described in the Ebers papyrus (c. 1500 BCE), where it is an ingredient in a pain-killing mixture.
The ancient Greeks are believed to have covered their eyes with fronds of the herb to induce sleep.
Dill was commonly used as a charm against witchcraft in the Middle Ages and was burned to clear thunderclouds.
Its name is derived from the Norse dylla, meaning to soothe.
- digestive aid
- mild diuretic
- volatile oil (up to 5% mainly carvone and limonene)
- fatty oil
- Medicinal Parts
- Seeds, essenial oil, leaves
Dill seeds contain an oil that has mild antibacterial properties which may help destroy intestinal micro-organisms that cause ulcers and intestinal problems. German health authorities have approved dill as a treatment for intestinal complaints related to bacteria.