Dill, Anethum graveolens, is an aromatic and medicinal plant of the Umbelliferae or Apiaceae family, it has an aroma similar to that of fennel and contains nitrogen and aromatic compounds and mucilage that give to this remedy carminative, antispasmodic and analgesic properties. Dill helps cleanse the body and fight water retention, it has also anti-inflammatory substances and contains important antioxidants to strengthen the immune system, the plant promotes the elimination of intestinal gas and improves digestion, finally dill helps to counteract insomnia. Dill is a plant used for food and therapeutic purposes since ancient times and the medical school of Salerno said, "Dill helps get rid of wind, it reduces humors. And in a full belly dill dissipates swelling”.
Therefore, given this action, you can use dill in case of bloating, irritable bowel, indigestion, bad breath, but also cellulite, hiccup, vomiting. Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding, toxic effects are not reported at therapeutic doses. Let’s see the main uses.
To disinfect the gums and refresh the breath, you can chew the seeds of dill.
In the kitchen
Dill leaves, dry or fresh, are used in the kitchen in many preparations for flavoring dishes.
Decoction of leaves
Bring to boil a bit more than a cup of water with a tablespoon of dried leaves of dill. Once reached the boiling, remove from heat and leave to brew for five minutes. Filter, drink herbal tea to combat intestinal gas, stomach cramps, colic or sleeplessness, or to calm hiccup.
Herbal tea of seeds
Bring to boil a cup of water, remove from heat and leave to infuse for 15 minutes a spoon of dill seeds. Filter and drink, against vomiting and hiccup.
40 drops 3 times daily, fifteen minutes before meals.