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Anethum graveolens
Dill
Family:
Umbelliferae


picture: mid-August 2004

Origin:
Europe, Mediterranean region and Southern Russia

Type:
annual

Flowering/Fruiting:

Part used:
seed, leaf, volatile oil

Actions:
antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, galactagogue

Uses:
to treat dyspepsia, flatulence and the colic associated, children's colic, stimulate milkflow in nursing mothers, halitosis
For indigestion/children's colic: brew dill seeds in hot water 1-2 teaspoons of seeds per cup of water for 15 minutes.

Catchtail Comments:
The name "dill" comes from the Norse "dylla" - to soothe!

Links:
http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/d/dill--13.html
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/DILL.html

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