Anethum graveolens – Dill

? Enjoy the Aromatic wonders of  Dill.

Dill was used in medieval times to ward away witches, a dried wreath would be placed above doorways to scare witches away.
A common Herb of culinary delight, native to Europe & Asia. Not to be confused with Indian Dill (Anethum sowa) that is so high in the phenylpropene ‘apiole’ it can be toxic and abortfacient.
Dill prefers to grow in warm, rich, well drained soil and enjoys full sun.
Traditionally used for digestive issues, Dill is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin C. Dill is similar looking to its cousin fennel, also from the Apicaeae family. Fennel boasts a stronger licorice flavour, and while both are subtly sweet, dill is slightly more bitter. Dill’s fine leaves compliment the potato well, and its seeds are used often for pickling.

Medicinal Properties:
?️ Aromatic
?️ Carminative
?️ Galactagogue
?️ Anti-hyperlipidemic
?️ Anti-diabetic
?️ Digestive Tonic

Uses include:
?️ Stimulate appetite
?️ Calm digestive upset esp. colic
?️ Supportive of Liver, Gall Bladder & Kidney complaints
?️ Relive flatulence & dyspepsia
?️ Ease coughs / bronchitis / sore throats
?️ Supportive in times of infection, fever, colds & flu
?️ Helpful for Insomnia
?️ Often used for Dysmenorrhoea, Menstrual cramps & labour pains
?️Cleansing & Supportive of urinary Tract conditions
?️ Soothe Haemorrhoids
?️ Relieve genital ulcers
?️ To treat neuralgia & spasms
?️ Blood Sugar support
?️ Stimulate flow of breast milk
?️ Help lower cholesterol

If you would like to know if Dill could benefit you or your families health, reach out to your Naturopath or Herbalist today.
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