Family Name: Compositae
Botanical Name(s): Peucedanum Graveolens
Popular Name(s): Dill, Dilly, Garden Dill, Dill Seed, Dill Fruit
Parts Used: Seeds
Habitat: Dill is indigenous to South West Asia.
Description: Dill usually has one upright, hollow stem with waxy
or powdery leaves divided into filaments. Umbels of small yellow flowers
appear in summer, which are followed by flattish and oval seeds.
Uses: Carminative, aromatic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory,
galactogogue, calmative, diuretic, stomachic. Dill is an excellent
remedy for flatulence and the colic that is sometimes associated with
it. It is the herb of choice for colic of children. Chewing the seeds
helps to clear bad breath.