Dill is an annual herb in the celery family Apiaceae. It is the only species in the genus Anethum. Dill is widely grown in Eurasia where its leaves and seeds are used as an herb or spice to add flavoring on food.
The Dill is a good source of many nutrients such as calcium, manganese and iron, and as an antioxidant food, its flavonoids provide anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties that give it a whole host of incredible health benefits.
There are actually many uses for the weed of the Dill. These are:
- It may help reduce menstrual cramps in women.
- It may help reduce depression without any adverse effects.
- It provides amazing cholesterol lowering effects to your body.
- May act as a natural bug repellent.
- May help in treating neurological disorder such as Epilepsy.
- Provides a source of energy and aids in digestion through beneficial fatty acids.
- May act as an antimicrobial or disinfectant.
- Contains monoterpene effects, which ultimately help antioxidant molecules against free radicals.
There are many uses for Dill, especially in the medical field. But always remember to check with your physician if you are experiencing any illness as to make sure that you get the proper treatment.
Before ending this post, here is a simple reminder on how to handle your Dill. You want to avoid washing or over-washing dill for several reasons. Because dill weed wilts very quickly, it’s best to keep it free of moisture. If possible, avoid washing the dill weed before storing it.