Dill is a native of southern Russia, western Africa and the Mediterranean region. It has wispy and fernlike leaves that have a soft and sweet taste. The dill grows in about 40-60 cm with slender hollow stems and alternate, finely divided, soft delicate leaves of 10-20 cm long. The flowers of the dill are white to yellow in color.

The seeds are 4-5mm long and 1mm thick, and looks slightly curved with a longitudinal ridged surface. It has a strong and distinctive taste that is usually used as an ingredient in dill pickles, a favorite food item among many; cucumbers preserved in salty brine or vinegar.

Dill seeds is used for people with digestion problems including:

  • loss of appetite.
  • intestinal gas or flatulence.
  • liver problems.
  • and gallbladder problems.

It is also used for people who have difficulty in urinating or dysuria, urinary tract infection and other kidney diseases. Other uses for dill seeds is to help treat:

  • fever.
  • cough.
  • bronchitis.
  • colds.
  • nerve pain.
  • menstrual cramps.
  • and sleep disorders.

What Are The Nutritional Content Of Dill?

Dill seeds is a good source of vitamin A in the form of pro-vitamin A, carotenoid phytonutrients. Aside from vitamin A, it's also a good source for other vitamins and minerals such as:

  • vitamin B complex.
  • vitamin C.
  • calcium.
  • iron.
  • magnesium.
  • manganese.
  • phosphorus.
  • potassium.
  • sodium.
  • zinc.
  • and copper.

Where To Buy Dill Seeds And Other Dill Products?

Looking for dill seeds, Walmart will have them for sure or you can get them online, for instance at Amazon. Here are some of their dill seed products:

  • Dill Weed Capsules – used primarily as a remedy for digestive problems such as cramping and stomach pain.
  • Flower essence Services Dill Dropper – flower essences that are liquid potensized extracts derived from flowers grown in the biodynamic gardens.
  • Full Spectrum Mint and Dill 90 Caps by Swanson Premium – that protects and soothes digestive tract.

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