Scientifically known as Anethum Graveolens, dill has been used for a long time for its culinary and medicinal purposes. It has minerals, flavonoids, amino acids and certain compounds called monoterpene which give it its medicinal properties. Because of its many medicinal properties, it should be included in our diet.
The flavonoids and vitamin B complex present in dill have a calming effect on the nerves. They help in the secretion of certain hormones that help people sleep well at night. It also helps to get rid of hiccups caused by nervous disorders, allergies and hyperactivity.
Dill has essential oils present in it that help in the secretion of digestive juices. Hence it is a great appetizer. It also helps in bowel movements and provides relief from constipation. It is also a great carminative. It helps in the reduction of gas formation and also helps in the expulsion of gas from the body.
Regular consumption of dill helps you to fight against osteoporosis as dill is high in calcium content. Dill is also helpful in treating blood sugar patients as it helps to balance insulin levels. It also boosts your immunity as it has the ability to prevent microbial infections.
Dill is also beneficial in diarrhoea and dysentery as it has essential oils that have germicidal properties. It also helps fight fungal infections. Dill also has anti-inflammatory properties. Hence it is used in the treatment of pain that is caused because of inflammations associated with rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
Dill contains flavonoids that help in the secretion of certain hormones that regularize the menstrual cycle of women. Dill is also helpful in treating mouth infections. Its essential oils contain germicidal and disinfecting properties that help to treat tooth and gum decays.
Dill has the property of neutralizing the effects of carcinogens. Hence it helps to protect one from cancers. It also helps to increase urination and as a result is effective in flushing out toxins from the body.