Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens
- English: Dill
- Also, known as: Aneth, Aneto, Anithi, Encido, Aneto Odoroso, Adas, Aneth, Anethum, Bo-Baluntshep, Dill, Dill-Fenchel, Eneldo, Faux Anis Aneth, Fenouil Bâtard, Fenouil Puant, Garden Dill, Gartendill, Hinan, Inondo, Jirashi, Kapor, Kerwiya Amya, Koper, Sadapa, Sadhab El Barr, Satakuppa, Satakuppi, Sathukuppa, Satpushpa, Shabat, Shabath, Shatapuspi, Shebet, Shebid, Sheved, Shevid, Shi Ra Ja, Shibth, Shibit, Sibt, Slulpha, Soolpha, Sova, Sowa, Sotapa, S-Sebt, Suva, Sulpha, Sutopsha, Thian Ta Takkataen, Zira, Dille, Bazrul Shibbat, Ukrop, Eneldo
Habitat: Southwestern Asia and southern Europe
Parts Used: Dried ripe fruit
Dill weed is the whole plant with finely divided aromatic leaves, small flowers, and immature fruits; that is also known as Dill Seed. Dill seed can be used fresh or dried.1 Dill Seed is the small dry schizocarps, up to ¼ in long that split into two flat, elliptic, single-seeded mericarps at maturity. They are brown with a lighter- colored edge. Dill is grown as an annual crop and requires cool temperatures. The plant an erect, fennel-like annual or biennial herb. It was regarded as a symbol of vitality in Roman times. Dill fruits are used as a spice in North African meat dishes and in traditional Scandinavian crayfish or salmon. The Dill name is derived from the old Norse word “dilla”, that mean, lull, or soothe.
How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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