Information on Dill

Latin NameAnethum graveolens
Part UsedSeeds
Herb FormsBulk herb.
AffectsDigestive system
CautionsNone noted.
Botanical InfoAn aromatic ferny annual or biennial of the parsley family with a smooth erect stem and umbrella-like flowering parts.
DescriptionThis well-known pickling spice is used medicinally as a carminative to relieve gas pains (especially for children) and to relieve colic and indigestion. Dill seeds are chewed to improve the breath and are made into tea to stimulate lactation.

Dill has a taste of SPICY and a temperature of WARM.


Infusion1 cup 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Dill

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Lactation, insufficientgalactagoguetea


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