DILL

DILL: “The Seed that Soothes the Stomach”

Digestion, Urinary Tract Infection

Also Known As: No other name

HISTORY:

Dill does more for pickles than provide flavor. It has been used in herbal healing since the dawn of Egyptian civilization. Dill is also a natural preservative, fights infection and soothes the digestive tract.

PREPARATION:

  • Breath Freshener:

Chew one half to one teaspoon of seeds

  • Infusion:

Use two teaspoons of bruised seeds per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes. Drink up to 2 cups daily.

  • Tincture:

Take one half to one teaspoons up to three times daily.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Dill is an annual like it’s close relative, the carrot. Soil should be moist, rich and slightly acidic under full sun. Sow seeds one half deep in early spring. Space 12 inches apart. Germination will take up to 2 weeks. Seeds mature in two months. Harvest when they begin to turn brown.

SAFETY:

Dill might cause skin rash in sensitive individuals, but the leaves and seeds are generally considered non-toxic. Dill is included in the FDA as generally regarded as safe.