Dill Seeds

Botanical Name :

Anthem Graveolens

English Name :

Dill Seeds

Comman Name :

Suwa, Suva

Dill Seeds


Dill originated within an area around the Mediterranean and the South of Russia. Zohary and Hopf remark, "wild and weedy types of dill are widespread in the Mediterranean basin and in West Asia."


Dill makes a useful addition to cough, cold and flu remedies, and is a mild diuretic. Dill increases milk production, and when taken regularly by nursing mothers. Dill tea, made with water or white wine, is a popular remedy for upset stomach. Dill also helps stimulate appetite, and a decoction of the seed may be helpful for insomnia as well as for pains due to flatulence.