Known scientifically as Anethum Graveolens, dill is used for medicinal and culinary purposes. It leaves as well as seeds have a lot of medicinal values. Dill gives a string delicious and tangy taste and flavor. Monoterpenes, compounds found in dill gives it this ability. It also contains amino acids, flavonoids, and minerals.in some parts of the world it is a perennial herb
Health benefits associated with dill
Dill contains several essential oils that have powerful and peculiar properties. They stimulate hypnotic and sedative effects in human beings. The vitamins also stimulate and activate secretion of hormones and enzymes that have soothing and calming effects. This it helps people get good sleep thereby eliminating insomnia.
Dill is also rich in calcium which is a vital element in bone protection. Calcium and other minerals help with healthy growth and development of your bones as well as repair of damaged bones. Dill is, therefore, suitable for healthy bones.
This herb is carminative in nature hence helps prevent excessive gas in your stomach. The buildup of gas can be dangerous to delicate organs of your chest cavity. Carminatives are known to force the gas downwards via your digestive tract allowing it leave your body safe. Dill is a strong carminative and does this quite well.
Diarrhea can be due to microbial action or indigestion. Dill can be helpful in treating diarrhea caused by indigestion because of its wonderful digestive properties. The flavonoids and monoterpenes in dill also have bacterial and germicidal properties which make dill help with diarrhea. These compounds can also inhibit microbial infections attacking your body thus prevent diarrhea.
Primarily hiccups are caused by trapped gas and upward movement of gas in the food pipe. As a carminative, dill solves this by helping in gas expulsion and reducing the formation of gas. Also as a sedative, it comes down hiccups cause as a result of nervous disorders and hyperactivity.
Seeds and leaves of this herb are useful for oral care as they freshen your mouth and breath. This is due to the germicidal, disinfectant and antioxidant nature of the essential oils in dill. These properties help to prevent microbial infections in your mouth and minimize damage to your gums.
Dill a popular herb for its culinary value. It has these great medicinal values that will help you stay healthy. Make use of this herb even before you see a doctor.