Anethum graveolens (Dill)
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Order: Apiales > Family: Apiaceae
Dill is an annual or biennial herb that is native to
southwestern Asia and southern Europe. It is used mainly as a cullinary herb,
but is also one of the main ingredients in gripe water for babies.
Dill is an annual or biennial herb that
is native to southwestern Asia and southern Europe and which is used mainly
as a cullinary herb.
Fresh leaves are chopped up and added to salads or used in seasoning fish
dishes. The seed-like fruit are used in pickling gherkins or added to butter
('dill butter'), vinegars, cheeses, bread, vegetables and sauces. Dill fruits
are also used in treating digestive problems and flatulence and are one of the
main ingredients in gripe water that is used for alleviating colic and winds in
babies. In fact, the word "dill" comes from the Norse word dylla, meaning
van Wyk, B.-E. 2005. Food Plants of the World -
Identification, Culinary Uses and Nutritional Value. Briza, Pretoria.