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Common Name: DILL
Scientific Name: Anethum graveolens

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Anethum graveolens


  • Annual
  • Fully hardy annual with usually one, upright hollow stem.
  • Umbels of tiny yellow flowers are produced in summer, followed by oval, , flattened, aromatic seeds.
  • Needs well-drained, neutral to slighty acid soil in sun.
  • Dill bolts if overcrowded or in poor, dry soil.
  • Is beneficial to cabbage if planted nearby.
  • The flowers attract beneficial insects that pray on aphids.

Culinary Uses

  • Salads, sauces, dips, butters, cottage cheese, soup, stews, cooked vegetables, potato and cucumber
  • Important in the preparation of fish

Parts Used

  • Leaves, flowers and seed

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Ingredient of infant gripe water - soothe baby's indigestion
  • When babies are breastfeeding and have problems with winds and colicky pains - give the mother the herb tea to drink
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