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Dill Mini Monograph

Educational Materia Medica

Dill Mini Monograph


Grow | Harvest with

Dill

Anethum graveolens Dill is a member of the Apiaceae family, which was previously called Umbelliferae due to the umbel shape of their flowers. Relatives include angelica, carrot, chervil, cilantro, cumin, fennel, and queen Anne's lace. I D E N T I F I C A T I O N 2-3 ft tall

One main stalk called hallow

Frondy, aromatic dark green leaves

Umbel with small yellow flowers

Small, half moon, aromatic seeds

G R O W Annual, Hardy to zone 2 Well drained soil Full sun Self sows Umbels attract pollinators

Companion plant with cucumbers, tomatoes and brassicas H A R V E S T Leaves before plant begins to flower

Seeds when light brown and dry D R Y Cool, dark place with good airflow


Make with Dill

P R O P E R T I E S

Antioxidant | Antispasmodic | Aromatic

Carminative | Diuretic

Galactagogue | Stomachic


E N E R G E T I C S

Warm

Dry

Stimulant

Pungent


C O N S T I T U E N T S

Eugenol

Limonene


M A K E

Tea: gas, abdominal cramps and pain, hiccups, appetite, insomnia from indigestion, breast congestion from nursing and milk supply, and colic and gas woes

Tincture: not extracted well by alcohol

Oil: belly rub

Food: sauces, soups, potatoes, seafood, salad


For educational purposes only.

Not intended for medical advice.

Always consult your physician.


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Folklore & Fables of

Dill

Anethum graveolens Trefoil, vervain, St. John's Wort, Dill Hinder witches of their will Its genus name Anethum means to grow upward and its species name graveolens means heavy producing smell.

The name dilla means "to lull" or "to soothe" in Norse and references its ability to lull a baby to sleep. It is often called dill weed or dillweed to differentiate when to use the leaf versus the seed.

Ruled by Mercury and the sign gemini, its element is fire. In floriography, or Victorian Language of Flowers, dill signifies lust. Symbolism includes: protection money + wealth love + passion mental abilities Bunches of dill were hung in the kitchen as a blessing or hung by the door to protect from those with ill intentions entering the home. It was placed in cradles to protect babies. It is said one is irresistable after bathing with dill and eating the seeds could spark lust. Early American settlers called it "meeting house seeds" as they helped styme hunger pains during long religious services. Plus the seeds can freshen breath!


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