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Herbology 101 - Herbal Remedies and Herb Information

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Dill (Anethum graveolens)
Also, dillweed.
Use: fronds, seeds.
Excellent accompaniment to fish, this herb also has tonic properties, settling the stomach. In fact, dill water is still used to calm colicky babies, to this day.
This herb has been used since the time of early Egyptians, up to 5000 years ago.

WARNING: Do not attempt to harvest wild: bears close resemblance to poisonous hemlock and water hemlock.

Used for:

  • Insomnia
  • Colic
  • Digestion
  • Carminative
  • Hiccups


History The Egyptians were not the only ancients to appreciate the calming nature of dill - it was also used in China, Greece, and Rome.
The Vikings also used this special plant, and many food items with the word "Viking" in their names contain dill. For instance Viking cheese contains both dillweed and dill seed.
The French and Russians also loved dill, the former even including it in cakes and pastries.
It also was prized during the Middle Ages for warding off witchcraft.

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