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Dill: Aromatic Spice and Medicinal Herb

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova

Dill is harvested in the months of May to October. It is normally dried in a shade.

Apart from being an aromatic spice, dill is also used for healing. The parts that are used are the leaves and fruit of the plant. Dill contains essential oil, fats, proteins, iron salts, vitamin C and other nutrients.

The spice is used in the treatment of hypertension because it lowers blood pressure, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, dilates them and has a diuretic effect.

chopped dill

Dill tea is recommended to soothe colic pain, it increase the amount of breast milk, improves digestion and also helps with insomnia (be careful with the use of dill and other spices and herbs during pregnancy and have a consultation with your doctor). Dill is an excellent prophylactic against angina attacks.

To prepare a dill decoction we need 3 tablespoons of crushed dill seeds, which we then pour into 3 tea cups of boiling water.

Boil for 10 minutes and strain. Drink it three times a day and drink the prepared dose for two days. Store in a glass container in the refrigerator.