:: Latin Name :
Anethum Gravulens, Fam.Umbelliferae
Dill is a tall, feathery annual, Anethum graveolens, of the parsley family, the name is derived from the old Norse word “dilla” meaning “to lull” because it was used to lull babies to sleep, and as an antidote to witch craft and sorcery.
:: Sensoric quality :
Aromatic charactaristic taste
:: Main constituents :
volatile oils, Carvone, Limonene
Dill Seed and Dill Weed are not good substitutions for each other. Dill Weed, with its delicate flavor, enhances fish, shellfish, vegatables, and dips.
:: Availability : Seeds, Leaves
:: Medicinal Uses: ANTIFLATULANT, COLONIC RELAXANT