Health Benefits of
Eating Dill Herb
- The monoterpenes contained in dill stimulates secretion of
glutathione-S-transferase enzymes that is powerful in eliminating
carcinogens. For that, dill is good at anti cancer.
- Dill leaves and seeds are extremely good oral fresheners. Besides
that, the volatile oils found in it are antioxidant, germicidal and
disinfectant. Therefore they help stop oral microbial infections.
The antioxidants reduce the damages to teeth and gums caused by free
- The essential oils found in dill are stimulant and helps activate
bile and digestive juice secretion. The volatile oils are also
helpful in boosting intestine's peristaltic motion, thereby
- The vitamin B complex and flavonoids contained in the essential oils
triggers secretion of specific hormones and enzymes that are
hypnotic and calmative, and thus helping to prevent insomnia.
- Being carminative, dill helps gas expulsion and minimizes gas
formation. It helps reduce hiccups caused by allergies,
hyperactivity, nervous problems and so on.
- Dill contains flavonoids and monoterpenes in its essential oils that
are bactericidal or germicidal and they are good at healing diarrhea by
curbing microbial infections.
- Dill can help fight dysentery that is caused by fungal infections.
This is due to the essential oils it contains are anti-fungal in
- Kaempferol and some components found in monoterpenes and flavonoids
in dill are anti-histaminic and anti-congestive and help eliminate
the respiratory system congestion caused by histamine, cough or
- Dill is relaxing, fortifying, diuretic, carminative, anti-spasmodic
and anti-flatulent. The herb stimulates lactation and endocrinal
secretions, improves libido because of the Arginine content and
finally, it helps maintain bone and oral health due to being rich in
Facts about Dill Herb
Dill (scientific name
Anethum graveolens) is a shrub, that produces
both a dill / dill seed (fruit) and dill weed (leafy growth). The
plant belongs to the Apiaceae family, same as anise, caraway,
cilantro, cumin and fennel.
Hippocrates, the famous Greek physician, recognized for the
Hippocratic Oath, documented a dill mouthwash recipe. It is stated
in Charlemagne's list of herbs as well, and the man served dill tea.
Similar to some other herbs that belong to the family, dill is tall,
usually achieving 1 meter, and has feathery leaves. Certain species
have been grown to be shorter, in order to avoid bolting, as well as
to increase seed output. Its flowers vary from yellow to white.
Dill Nutrition Information and Calories
Nutrition Facts of
1 cup (8 g) Fresh Dill Weed
Garlic Dill Pickle Recipe
Make: 4 x 500 ml jars
10 small pickling cucumbers
2 tablespoons pickling salt
500 ml water
500 ml white vinegar
4 heads fresh dill
4 small garlic cloves
Trim a thin piece at the ends of each and every cucumber.
In the meantime, mix salt, water and vinegar in a saucepan. Bring
the mixture to a boil.
Now, remove hot jars carefully from canner. Subsequently, put 1 head
fresh dill together with 1 garlic clove into each jar, then pack in
cucumbers. Slowly pour the hot boiling vinegar mixture over the
cucumbers until it reaches within 1 cm of rim. Process for 10
Dill Side Effects
Dill is safe if taken as a food. It is also harmless for the
majority when consumed orally in medicinal amounts.
If put on the skin, dill may occasionally cause skin irritation.
Dill juice may also make the skin to be sensitive to sunlight. This
could put you at higher chance for sunburns. Keep away from
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