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8 Fabulous Health Benefits of Dill

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Dill is a unique plant in that both its leaves and seeds are used as a seasoning. Dill's green leaves are wispy and fernlike and have a soft, sweet taste. Dried dill seeds are light brown in color and oval in shape, featuring one flat side and one convex ridged side. The seeds are similar in taste to caraway, featuring a flavor that is aromatic, sweet and citrusy, but also slightly bitter.

Dill has been known as an herb that has the ability to provide a high amount of health benefits. With connections in history as far back as the ancient Egyptian society, this herb has provided relief for certain body ailments while also being a proponent towards warding off immense diseases.

Nutritional Facts

This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Niacin, Phosphorus, Zinc and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese.

Health Benefits of Dill

Heartburn

Dill has been known to stimulate the lining of the esophagus and assist with removal of acid that normally causes the burning associated with heartburn. It does not actually rid the tube of the stomach acid that comes up but rather invigorates the muscles to work a bit harder to ingest the agitating acid back into the stomach.

Insomnia

Dill provides a healthy alternative towards relieving the body and the mind of insomnia. Certain flavonoids and vitamins that are abundant within the herb assist with speeding up the production of hormones within the body and, in turn, provide a relaxing and calming feeling.

Stomach Ailments

Dill is well known for containing an immense amount of dietary fiber and certain flavonoids that have bactericidal tendencies. Combine this with Dill also being a key source of minerals, such as magnesium, and you have an herb that can naturally assist you with the pain and discomfort that comes with stomach ailments and diarrhea.

Cancer

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in today’s society. Most cancer victims will attest that when it comes to herbal supplements, Dill is high on their list in regards to its ability to ward off the spread of the disease. Dill is known to have high amounts of monoterpenes which have been documented and shown to have properties associated with attacking and limiting the growth of cancer cells within the body.

Bone/Teeth Enhancements

Growing up in today’s society, we have always been told to drink milk to build stronger bones and have healthier teeth. This consumption of milk revolves around the amount of calcium found within it. Dill also contains high amounts of calcium and is therefore considered a fantastic herbal supplement for helping strengthen the durability of bones in the human body.

Cold/Flu Remedies

Everyone has had symptoms of the common cold, such as a runny nose or a productive cough. Dill plays a strong part in the herbal community as being a supplement added to most cold remedies to assist in reducing the amount of time a cold lingers within the body.

Bad Breath

Components found within the structure of the dill herb have been known to assist with being a fast cure for bad breath. Dill seeds can be chewed in similar fashion to gum and breath mints and provide a health alternative for fresh clean breath that will not play a part in destroying the integrity of your teeth.

Hiccups

Hiccups are primarily due to trapping and repeated upward movement of gases through the food pipe and secondarily due to certain allergies, hypersensitivity, hyperactivity and nervous malfunctioning etc. Dill can help in all of these situations, being a carminative it reduces gas formation and being sedative it helps calm down hiccups due to allergies. It is said that mixing a spoonful of fresh dill into boiling water, straining the water, and then drinking the liquid will get rid of hiccups.


Sources:

whfoods.com

herbwisdom.com

nutritiondata.self.com

healthnowwealthforever.com

healthdiaries.com


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