Dill
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Dill

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Dill (Anethum graveolens)

Dill is an annual herb which belongs to in the celery family Apiaceae. It is the sole species of the genus Anethum. It was popular in the ancient Greek and Roman cultures, where it was considered a sign of wealth and was revered for its many healing properties.Its name comes from the old Norse word dilla which means “to lull”. This name reflects dill’s traditional uses as both a carminative stomach soother and an insomnia reliever. In Greece, dill is known as ‘άνηθος’ (anithos). Dill has been used for its culinary and medicinal properties for millennia. It was mentioned both in the Bible and in ancient Egyptian writings.

Dill was used by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, in a recipe for cleaning the mouth. Ancient soldiers would apply burnt dill seeds to their wounds to promote healing.

Dill is used extensively in Greek cuisine. It can be added in grilled or cooked fish, salads, soups, pickles and of course in the famous Greek cream salad tzatziki.

Dill (Anethum graveolens)

Dill is an annual herb which belongs to in the celery family Apiaceae. It is the sole species of the genus Anethum. It was popular in the ancient Greek and Roman cultures, where it was considered a sign of wealth and was revered for its many healing properties.Its name comes from the old Norse word dilla which means “to lull”. This name reflects dill’s traditional uses as both a carminative stomach soother and an insomnia reliever. In Greece, dill is known as ‘άνηθος’ (anithos). Dill has been used for its culinary and medicinal properties for millennia. It was mentioned both in the Bible and in ancient Egyptian writings.

Dill was used by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, in a recipe for cleaning the mouth. Ancient soldiers would apply burnt dill seeds to their wounds to promote healing.

Dill is used extensively in Greek cuisine. It can be added in grilled or cooked fish, salads, soups, pickles and of course in the famous Greek cream salad tzatziki.