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Dill Seed / सुआ बीज / Sua Beej / Anethum graveolens

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Dill Seed

The word “dill” comes from the Norse “dilla”, meaning “to lull”. Drinking dill tea is recommended to overcome insomnia. A native to Europe, it is a Russian favourite and can be cultivated near the Arctic Circle. Both seeds and leaves are edible. It was known as a medicinal herb to the ancient Greeks and Romans, where soldiers placed burned dill seeds on their wounds to promote healing.


Medieval Europe could not grow it fast enough for love potions, casting spells and for protection against witchcraft. “Therewith her Veruayne and her Dill, That hindreth Witches of their will“ (Drayton, Nymphidia, 1627) . Carrying a bag of dried dill over the heart was considered protection against hexes. The seed is light brown, winged and oval, with one side flat, with two ridges. The other side is convex with three ridges and three oil channels. Seeds are about 3.5 mm (0.15 in) long. The leaves and stalks are aromatic and are used fresh or for pickling.
Smell: aromatic and somewhat sweet 
Flavour: aromatic and slightly bitter, similar to caraway 
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Preparation and Storage

Seeds can be used whole or crushed in a mill or coffee grinder. The dried seeds keep indefinitely when kept out of sunlight in an airtight container.

Health Benefits of Dill

Dill seeds contain carvone as an essential oil. Dill is considered caminative, stomachic and slightly stimulant. Dill water is given to children for digestive problems. Also it “destroyeth the hiccups”.

Other Names

Dill Seed, Dilly, Garden Dill

French: aneth 
German: Dill 
Italian: aneto 
Spanish: éneldo 
Indian: surva 
Lao: phak si

Scientific Name

Anethum graveolens syn: Peucedanum graveolens


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