2023 Author: Philip Bishop | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 07:54
Dill: useful properties, recipes
Dill is an odorous plant with a straight stem that grows no higher than 120 cm. The dill stem is thin and branched, colored dark green. The leaves of the plant are ovoid, depending on the location, they have a different shape. For example, the lower leaves are long, located on wide petioles. The leaves located at the top of the stem are sessile and vaginal. Dill flowers are collected in large umbrellas. Dill seeds come in oval and oval shapes.
This herb blooms from June to July. The plant is cultivated throughout Russia. Dill can also be found growing wild.
Composition and calorie content
- Fats: 1.1 g
- Proteins: 3.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 7 g
- Water: 85.9 g
- Ash: 2.5 g
- Cellulose: 2.8 g
Vitamins (per 100 g):
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||85-100 mg||132.1%|
|Beta carotene||2640-8650 mcg||112.8%|
|Vitamin K||62.8 mcg||52.3%|
|Vitamin A (retinol)||386 mcg||48%|
|Vitamin B9 (folic acid)||150 mcg||37.5%|
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
|Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)||1.7 mg||11.3%|
|Lutein + Zeaxanthin||607 mcg||10.1%|
Minerals (in 100 g):
|* Strontium||80-400 mcg||thirty%|
Other important connections:
- Phytosterols - 66 mg (120% of the RDI)
- Purines - 1.5mg (1.7% of the RDI)
- Oxalic acid - 2.1 mg (0.5% of the RDI)
It should also be borne in mind that dill greens are capable of accumulating the toxic trace element strontium, up to 30% of the daily value per 100 g.
Complete chemical composition ➤
Useful properties of dill
Dill has vasodilator, laxative, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties. In addition, this plant is used as a good sedative and hypnotic. Dill improves appetite, strengthens the immune system and normalizes the functioning of the mammary glands. Dill decoction and infusion have choleretic and soothing properties. An infusion made from the leaves of the plant helps relieve inflammation and redness of the eyes. Dill is an excellent stimulant of gastric juice.
Dill lowers blood pressure, improves heart function, relieves headaches. Infusion of the herb relaxes the intestines, is able to increase urine output. Newborns who have tummy problems are advised to take dill water.
Dill oil is indicated for shock and nervousness, as it has a calming effect. Dill essential oil has bactericidal and sedative properties. Dill oil is recommended for hiccups and poor appetite, it improves digestion. Women with menstrual irregularities are also advised to consume dill oil.
Dill oil is used for abdominal pain, itching of the skin, gout, constipation, nervousness and other ailments. It helps in the treatment of long-lasting wounds and also improves lactation in nursing mothers.
The use of dill
Traditional medicine uses dill in the form of tea, decoction, infusion of roots and leaves. Dill preparations are used to improve appetite, bowel diseases, liver and abdominal pain. Dill is recommended for pyelonephritis, gastritis and diseases of the respiratory system. Dill infusion is used for hypertension, purulent wounds.
Dill for newborns. Take 1 tablespoon of dill seeds and pour a glass of boiling water over them. Cover the container with a lid and let it brew for a quarter of an hour. After straining the finished water, they give it to the child 1 teaspoon 5 times a day. The same decoction can be used to treat diseases of the urinary system and inflammation of the respiratory tract.
Dill for bloating. Take 2 tablespoons of dill seeds and pour 200 ml of boiling water. Leave the composition for 2 hours to brew in a closed container. Straining the infusion, it is taken in a tablespoon three times a day for 20-30 minutes before meals.
Dill for cystitis. To prepare this broth, you need to take the dill herb in the amount of three tablespoons, grind it and pour 200 ml of boiling water. Place the composition in a water bath for 20 minutes. After removing from heat, leave the broth to infuse for 45 minutes. Take this medicine three times a day, 70 ml.
Dill with worms. Take 1 tablespoon of seeds and fill them with a glass of milk. We put on fire for 5 minutes, then remove and cool for half an hour. Take the remedy warm for worms.
Contraindications to the use of dill
There are no contraindications to the use of dill. People who have an acidic stomach should use dill preparations with caution.
The author of the article: Sokolova Nina Vladimirovna | Phytotherapist
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