Dill The Herb
Dills was found in 3,000 year old Egyptian tombs. The Egyptians used it as a fragrant and digestive and a remedy for intestinal gas.
Ancient Greek and roman physicians prescribed dill frequently for many aliments. The romans used dill to promote digestion and to clam their stomach.
Ancient Chinese physicians have used dills for more than 1,000 years. They would use dill as a digestive aid for children because it was milder than other herbs.
When the pilgrims came to the American they brought dill along. Folk healers would make dill water to treat health conditions like indigestion, colic, cough insomnia, stomach aches, scurvy, hemorrhoids, jaundice, and heart conditions.
In modern day, dill is still used to treat infant stomach conditions. It was also used for bad breath, stimulating milk production in nursing mothers.
Therapeutic Uses of Dills.
Dill has been used for over 3,000 years to treat various illness.
- Diabetes: Studies have shown that dill can hep reduce lips and insulin levels in diabetics.
- Immune System: Dill prevents microbial infections in the body and thus supports the immune system.
- Oral Care: Dill is germicidal, disinfect and is a good breath freshen. They help mouth infections and minimize bacteria found in the mouth. Dill seeds and leaves are very good mouth and breath fresheners. Apart from that, the essential oils in it are germicidal, antioxidant and disinfectant in nature. Due to these properties, they help end microbial infections in the mouth and their antioxidants minimize the damage caused to gums and teeth by free radicals.
- Arthritis: It helps reduce the pain associated with arthritis.
- Menstrual Disorders: It contains hormones which help maintain the proper menstrual cycles in women.
- Digestive problems: It relaxes and smoothes muscles in the digestive tract. It helps prevent the formation of gas and inhibits the growth of bacteria that attack the intestinal tract.