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Medicinal properties of dill and its seeds


Dill is considered one of the most popular crops, but not everyone is familiar with its beneficial properties, especially when it comes to seeds. This article reveals the features of a herbaceous plant and how to use it.

The composition and beneficial properties of dill for the human body

Dill belongs to the family of umbrella crops with a one-year life cycle. The pioneers of the spice were the Egyptians, and later the taste and aroma were appreciated in America, North Africa, Europe, and Asia.

The composition has a rich set of useful vitamins and minerals, among which:

  • beta carotene;
  • calcium;
  • potassium;
  • iron;
  • copper;
  • manganese;
  • zinc;
  • essential oils, etc.

Vitamins of the groups: A, C, PP, B, E have a positive effect on the human body, expressed in strengthening the immune system. The product helps to cure certain diseases, if it is included in the complex treatment.

Energy value on 100 gr. Dill is only 40 calories, so it can be used for therapeutic and dietary nutrition.
Dill green is indispensable in cooking

Some culinary dishes would not be revealed unsurpassed notes of taste and aroma in the absence of spices.

Medicinal properties

Dill seeds are often used for the manufacture of therapeutic agents. For example, everyone knows Dill water helps to cope with flatulence, both adults and children.

Decoctions and infusions With the addition of other plants are the most affordable way to provide first aid in case of disorder of the gastrointestinal tract, inflammation of the gallbladder and other problems.

For men

Since ancient times, greens was considered powerful aphrodisiacimproves the potency in men. The use of funds on the basis of plant seeds restores sexual desire, improves the quality of sex, prolongs sex life.

This effect is due to the ability of the culture to expand the vessels.

For women

If the menstrual cycle fails, remedies are recommended that include dill seeds. The benefit of the product is the content of flavonoids that stimulate the secretion of female hormones.
Dill tincture stimulates milk production

Tincture or decoction on dill seeds stimulates milk production have new mommies. In addition, babies get nutrients along with their mother's milk, which means that the regulation of the bowels begins almost from the first days of feeding.

The fragrant seeds have great value. in cosmetologyThanks to their properties, the ingredient is included in anti-aging remedies. And in combination with leaves of raspberry, black currant, hop and other plants, very effective masks are obtained for fighting wrinkles. Feature of decoctions and tinctures is the possibility of internal and external use.

Modern women take care of their appearance, try to keep their body fit with workouts and diets. Severe restrictions in the diet in the first 1-2 weeks are accompanied by exacerbations of hunger. In order to quench it quickly, without harm to health, you need to carry a handful of dill seeds with you. Total 10-15 grains relieve hunger.

For kids

Since birth, many children are faced with a problem gas formation in the intestines and destabilization of the gastrointestinal tract. Dill water is prescribed as the main remedy for abdominal pain, which is prepared on the basis of seeds.

Dill water helps to get rid of abdominal pain in children

The same composition helps to cope from hiccups. In the case of colds, dill is used in combination with other components for compresses, tinctures, decoctions. The therapeutic effect is due to the presence of vitamin C and other not less healing substances.

Harm and contraindications for use

Exclude from the use of seeds of wild or garden dill is people sensitive to essential oilswhich are found in large quantities in spices. Contraindication to use is allergy.

The ability of the product to reduce pressure can play a cruel joke with hypotensivewhich have low rates and harm to health. Therefore, before applying you need to consult with your doctor or simply abandon dill products.

Seed health benefits

Dill is used not only as a culinary spice, but also as a component of therapeutic agents. It has long been used in the treatment of:

  • migraine;
  • high blood pressure;
  • atherosclerosis;
  • gallstone disease;
  • with disorders of the nervous system.
Dill seeds

Decoction of dill seeds relieve for insomnia, headache. Regular intake of infusion will strengthen the heart muscle. The mouthwash prepared with his own hand will relieve the bleeding of the gums, freshen breath.

Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect It becomes possible thanks to the essential oils that make up the spice.

In addition, the following valuable properties of dill are noted:

  • diuretic;
  • diaphoretic;
  • choleretic;
  • expectorant.
For the preparation of therapeutic and cosmetic products are used as dried seeds, and raw.

How to choose and store the seeds of dill

In order to ensure that the harvesting for the winter does not lose its useful properties, it is necessary to organize the collection of seeds properly and ensure proper storage conditions.

The seeds are picked when the umbrella is dry and brown.

As soon as the stalk with the umbrella becomes dry and brown, you can start collecting. The stems are cut off carefully so that the grains do not spill out and fold in a dry room to dry (for several days). Then the seeds are shaken out of umbrellas over a bowl or spread towel. They are separated quite easily.

Harvest should be freed from debris, spoiled copies and divided, if necessary, for several storage options.

  • The first provides warming in the oven at a temperature of 60 degrees for about 10 minutes, after which the grains are spread on paper and an hour later they are poured into a clean, dry jar for storage.
  • The second option is very simple, the collected seeds are laid in a plastic container and sent in the freezer. At the same time the lid should be tightly closed.
  • The third option provides short storage. Dill is poured into a dry container and put in the fridge on the door. Thus, the freshness of the product is maintained.

Recipes with dill and seeds

Traditional medicine may well be used in the treatment of various diseases as a supplement to the main doctor’s prescription. Among dill-based recipes there are many effective ones that deserve attention.

For stomach pains

Pour boiling water (200 ml) dill seeds (1 teaspoon), cover the container with a lid, wrap it in a blanket and put it in a warm place for 2 hours. Take 100 ml of the drug before meals three times a day.

Tincture of seeds helps with stomach pain

With angina pectoris

Grind in a mortar a teaspoon of dry seeds, pour boiling water (300 ml) and let stand for an hour. To use 3 times a day on 70-100 ml.

From insomnia

To pour 500 ml Cahors in a saucepan, add pounded seeds of dill (50 gr.), bring to a boil and leave to simmer for 20 minutes. Cool prepared means should be wrapped up (you can wrap a blanket). 1-2 hours before bedtime take 50 ml.

When coughing and bronchitis

Pour a tablespoon of seeds boiling water (300 ml), put the container in a water bath and brew a decoction on it for 10 minutes. Strain the cooled mass, add 1 tbsp. l honey and 10 ml of aloe juice. Drink 50 ml 3 times a day.

Dill grows well in mid-latitudes, it can be cultivated in the greenhouse and even on the balcony. The product is worthy of attention, due to its unique qualities will occupy a worthy place in the home first aid kit.