What is the dill

Dill, also known as Aneto, is an aromatic herb originating in the Mediterranean, which can be used as a medicinal plant because it has properties that help in the cure of various diseases, such as flu, cold and nasal congestion or even relaxing, and can also be used in babies and children.

Its scientific name isAneethun graveolens and the most used parts of this plant are the leaves and seeds, which can be bought in health food stores and in some handling pharmacies.

What is it for

Due to its properties, Dill can be used in several situations:

1. Digestion

Dill is great for digestion because it stimulates it, in addition to stimulating appetite, eliminates spasms and is therefore used to reduce cramps and gas, and also helps to relieve nausea and treat diarrhea and the arrest of belly. It can also be used to relieve colic in the baby. See what causes and how to fight colic in the baby.

2. Mental and emotional health

Dill helps to relieve tiredness caused by sleep disturbances by increasing concentration and memory. It is a relaxing herb, it treats insomnia and digestive disorders caused by stress.

3. Respiratory system

Dill has antispasmodic and expectorant properties and therefore can also be used to treat dry and productive cough and also associated with asthma treatments.

4. Musculoskeletal system

The volatile oils present in both the leaves and seeds of the dill, relax smooth muscles and are therefore useful in relieving tension and pain.

5. Immune system

Studies prove that this plant also has antibacterial and antifungal properties against the fungusCandida. In addition, it is also proven that dill can inhibit the formation of malignant tumors.

6. Urinary system

Dill is good for the urinary system because it has diuretic properties, which means that it increases the amount of urine eliminated, also helping to prevent fluid retention.

7. Reproductive system

Dill can also be used in painful periods, as it helps to regulate menstruation. In the East, it is a plant widely used in women before delivery, to facilitate the birth of the baby. In addition, it also increases milk in mothers who are breastfeeding.

In addition, the dill also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that help to relieve pain and edema, arthritis and earache.

How to use

The dill can be used in cooking, chopping the leaves to use as seasoning in various dishes, such as fish, vegetables or to prepare sauces. In addition, the seeds can also be used, whole or ground on top of a bread before baking, or mixing in a salad, for example.

To make teas and infusions, leaves and seeds can be used, as follows:


  • 1 tablespoon of dill leaves and seeds;
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

Preparation mode

Place 1 tablespoon of dill leaves and seeds in a cup of boiling water. Let stand for 15 minutes, strain and then take.