Herb of the Day: Dill

Commonly associated with pickles dill is used medicinally and in food all around the world.  Hippocrates is known for using dill to help cleanse the mouth.

Commonly associated with pickles dill is used medicinally and in food all around the world.  Hippocrates is known for using dill to help cleanse the mouth. The seeds and leaves of the plant are used in a wide variety of culinary preparations and impart a classic flavor, as well as dietary fiber and a number of vitamins and minerals.   Dill is high in antioxidants, has no calories and contains high levels of Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. Copper, potassium, manganese, and calcium are found in dill as well.  Used in it’s whole form, seed, as an essential oil, tinctures, teas, and extracts dill has a wide number of applications beyond fantastic flavor and each form imparts unique healing qualities.

Traditional Uses

  • Gas and Colic in Infants
  • Settling Upset Stomach
  • Soften Stools
  • Headaches
  • Protection Against Free Radicals
  • Anti-Septic
  • Boosting Breastmilk Supply
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Tranquilizer
  • Anesthetic

The Plant

Known for its long wispy green leaves dill has the scientific name Anethum graveolens. Native to the Mediterranean and Russia dill is now grown around the world. Dill is an annual which grows up to two feet high and thrives in warm climates.  Many a home gardener has had success growing dill in a container in their kitchen as well.  Provide dill with plenty of sun, be patient waiting for seedlings to grow, and dill will be fairly easy to maintain once established. The seeds can be harvested when the yellow flowers have turned brown, and the plant is best cut in the early morning or evening.

TriLight Health and Dill

Dill is found in Blue Green Minerals with Calcium and Magnesium, Original Herbal Minerals, and Dill extract.

Original Herbal Minerals has been used for over 21 years by everyone from pregnant women, adults and toddlers.  It is full of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals in a tasty blend of herbs that is pleasant to take!   Check out a full article on the calcium found in this formula here

Jesillee S says
orig herbal“Oh my Gosh, this multivitamin is a Treat! I was prepared for it to be something I have to get used to, like cod liver oil. But now I take it right after my cod liver oil because it tastes great and is like a reward, I want to drink more of it! Only been taking a few days, excited to see how this affects me overall over a period of time.”

 

Did you know dill could do so much more than flavor pickles?

Note: TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your health care practitioner before using products with any other medications. Our statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

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