- Dill leaves have vitamin C, folic acid, beta-carotene and potassium.
- The seeds have iron and calcium which provides a mild dietary fiber.
- The curative effect of the seeds is greater then that of the leaves, due to the fact the seeds contain more essential oils.
- The flavor comes from the oils, with a similar taste to that of fennel, spicy and a little sweet.
- Dill’s essential oils help calm a nervous stomach, alleviate bloating, flatulence and some liver and gall bladder ailments.
- A great cure for intestinal bacteria that can cause diarrhea.
- A tea mad from dill seeds helps stimulate the milk in nursing mothers and can soothe colic in babies.
- Be sure to eat dill in moderation, excess amounts can impede kidney functioning.
Dill has been used as a hiccup remedy. Hiccups are caused by involuntary contractions of the diaphragm muscle. A tea made from the seeds can relax the diaphragm.
- Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tsp. of dried dill leaves.
- Cover the cup, let the tea steep about 10-15 min.
- Sip slowly once the infusion is cool.
- Pour boiling water over 1 teaspoon of crushed dill seed and 1 teaspoon of mixture herbs, steep and strain.
- Drink right before bedtime.
- 1 tsp. finely chopped dill leaves, 4 tsp. butter, lemon juice, salt, white pepper
- In a small bowl, cream the dill and butter.
- Add lemon juice to taste, season with salt and white pepper.
- It’s excellent on bread or melt over vegetables.
To promote lactation
- 2 oz. dried dill leaves, 2 oz. anise seeds, 2 oz. alfalfa, Honey
- Mix all the herbs is a container. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tsp. of the mixture, steep for 15 min.
- Use honey to sweeten.
- Drink 2-3 cups of per day.
To ease bloating
An infusion made from dill seeds is an effective remedy for bloating and stomach discomfort. It also helps promote bowel function and has a diuretic effect.
- Combine 1 cup of water, 1 cup of wine and 2 tsp. of crushed dill seeds.
- Boil the mixture, and then let sit for 3 hours.
- Drink up to 2 cups per day.
- Store no longer than 2 days.
- Store Freshly cut dill in perforated foil pouches in the freezer for up to 4 weeks. Dill completely retains its flavor and aroma when frozen.
- Dried dill is often used to pickle cucumbers, cabbage and other vegetables. Use to flavor steamed vegetables.
- Dill loses much of it’s flavor in drying, it must be used in greater quantities than when fresh.
- Excellent for making vinegar. Pour 1 qt. of white wine over 2 oz. of fresh dill, let stand for 3-4 weeks.
- Dill is great in mayonnaise Blend some mayonnaise with dill seeds or fresh dill, add a few drop of lemon juice, black pepper and a bit of mustard.
- The leaves and seeds can prevent bloating. They are a great addition to a cabbage dish, the dill can prevent the bloating that cabbage causes.
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