DESCRIPTION

Dill, Anethum graveolens

Dill is a culinary herb with feathery fronds and small yellow cluttered flowers. Most commonly used in Europe and Asia, it is widely applied to pickles, sauerkrauts, salmon dishes, and yogurt dips.

Dill is a digestive panacea. A common culinary herb, it is used extensively all over the world as an appetizer and post-meal herb to help stimulate digestion and activate the secretion of bile and enzymes. The essential oils in Dill also stimulate peristaltic motion, thus aiding in regular elimination. There’s nothing better than relaxing after a meal and Dill encourages this on all levels.

Dill is a gentle herb, acting on the digestive, nervous and endocrine systems. It helps to calm digestion, soothe the nervous system and relax the mind and body. It can be used to help balance sleep disorders, treat spasms and quell hiccups. Proactively, Dill can also be used to encourage menstruation, treat dysentery and balance microbial infections.


USES

  • Aids digestion
  • Dispels gas and bloating
  • Calms hiccups
  • Cures diarrhea
  • Prevents insomnia
  • Soothes spasms
  • Encourages menstruation
  • Supports liver and kidneys
  • Strengthens bones
  • Nourishes gums and oral health
  • Boosts immunity

qualities

  • Digestive
  • Carminative
  • Enzymatic
  • Relaxant
  • Nervine
  • Emmenagogue
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-congestive
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • High in Vitamin A and C
  • High in calcium, manganese, folate and iron