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Advice on Dill

Dill provides great relief to those suffering from diarrhea, dysentery and menstrual disorders.

Scientific Name :

Anethum graveolens


Dills have slender stems and alternate, finely divided, and softly delicate leaves. They taste somewhat similar to the caraway, in having sweet, citrusy and aromatic flavor. However, they also have a slightly bitter taste.


Dill owes its name to the Norse word “dilla”, which means “to lull”. The herb got this name owing to the fact that it acts as a stomach soother and also a greater reliever against insomnia.

Nutritional Information and Facts

Dill are a good source:

  • Lycopene
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Sodium

Health Benefits:

  • Dill contains monoterpene, which helps in activating the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase. This enzyme helps the anti-oxidant molecule of glutathione to get attached with the oxidized molecule, so that it is no more harmful to the body.
  • Its oil assists in neutralizing certain types of carcinogens like the benzopyrenes, which are present in cigarette smoke, trash incinerator smoke and charcoal grill smoke.
  • It helps in the secretion of bile and digestive juices, which further aid easy digestion. It helps stimulates the appetite as well.
  • The herb is highly effective for oral care.
  • The oil of dill contains kaempferol and some components of flavonoids and monoterpenes, which help the body in fighting against respiratory congestions.
  • Prevents bacterial overgrowth.
  • The herb is rich in calcium.
  • Helps in having a peaceful sleep.
  • Aids the body in getting rid of toxic elements.
  • Provides considerable strength to the body.

Word of Advice:

There are no recorded cases of allergic effects to dill. It is not known to have any amount of oxalates or purines as well. Since it is one of the common photosensitizing plants, chances of dermatitis are there, though in a very small proportion.

Nutritional Values
Preparation Serving Size Carbs Fiber (g) Fat (g) Energy (kj)
Fresh Dill Weed 1 cup 0.6 0.2 0.1 15.9