Arabic Name : Shabath, Shibith, Shibitt, Shabatt, Hazaa’
Bengali Name : Suva, Sulpha, Shulupa, Sowa
Chinese Name : Shi luo, Chou qian hu, Shang hui xiang
English Name : Dill Seed, Dill Weed
German Name : Dill, Gemeiner Dill, Dillfenchel, Teufelsdill, Bergkümmel, Gurkenkraut
Hindi Name : Sowa, Soya
Kannada Name : Sabbasigi Soppu, Sabsige
Latin name : Anethum graveolens Linn.
Marathi Name : Shepu, Badishep
Persian Name : Tukhme Shibbat
Sanskrit Name : Misroya, Madhura, Satapuspa, Misreya, Satahva
Urdu Name : Tukhme Soya, Tukhme Shibbat
The Dill seed is a wonderful medicinal herb which has tremendous value in a number of remedies.
The medicinal benefits of Dill
The seed of dill is used to make ‘dill water or tea’ for the treatment of indigestion, flatulence, hiccups, stomach and menstrual cramps, insomnia, colds and most important COLIC, to those of you with young infants.
Dill seeds is also used to stimulate milk production in nursing mothers.
- Dill weed contains numerous plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.
- This popular herb contains no cholesterol and low in calories. However, it is contains many anti-oxidants, vitamins like niacin, pyridoxine etc, and dietary fibers which help to control blood cholesterol levels.
- Dill leaves (sprigs) and seeds contain many essential volatile oils such as d-carvone, dillapiol, DHC, eugenol, limonene, terpinene and myristicin.
- The essential oil, Eugenol in the dill has been in therapeutic usage as local anesthetic and anti-septic. Eugenol has also been found to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics. (Further detailed studies required to establish its role.)
- Dill oil, extracted from dill seeds has anti-spasmodic, carminative, digestive, disinfectant, galactagogue (helps breast milk secretion), sedative properties.
- It is also rich in many vital vitamins including folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A, ß-carotene, vitamin-C that are essential for optimum metabolism inside the body.
Dill makes a useful addition to cough, cold and flu naturals and is a mild diuretic. It stimulates the flow of breast milk in nursing mothers and when taken regularly by nursing mothers, helps prevent colic in their babies.
Recommended Dosage : 3 to 5 g powder of dried seeds.
Contraindication : Some people are sensitive to this herb and may develop a minor skin rash. If this occurs, discontinue use. Avoid during pregnancy.