(latin: Anethum Graveolens)

Popular names:

Dill Weed


Dill grows up to 1.5 m in height and has umbels of small yellow flowers, which are followed by flattish, oval seeds.

Health benefits:

anti-bacterial anti-fungal anti-spasmodic carminative diuretic tonic

Medicinal uses:

Dill oil is very useful in cases of hyperacidity, flatulence, indigestion and indigestion related diarrhea. Dill leaves can be used as a poultice in cases of blood boils and ulcers. Seeds are very helpful in treatment of bad breath and respiratory problems, such as colds, influenza, bronchitis etc. Dill is also used as a herbal remedy for insomnia, and can be helpful for lactating women, since it increases milk flow.

This page is for informational purposes. It may rely on scientific studies but it isn't scientific as a whole. Do not use any treatment before consulting a phisician; if you do use any herbal plants don't over abuse them (even water in large quantities is bad for the body). Extra precaution during pregnancy and breastfeeding !