Dill has been known since ancient times. The knowledge about the use of dill in the treatment of headaches was found in ancient Egyptian papyri. Plant name comes from the Latinized Greek name of the dill – “anethon” and from the Latin “graveolens” – strongly smelling.
It is an annual herb of the celery family (Apiaceae) of 40-150 cm height. The flowers are small, bisexual, five-membered, in complex 20-50-rays umbels; petals are yellow with tip wrapped inside. It flowers in June-August. The fruit is cremocarp split into two semi-carpels.
The use of dill improves digestion, calms the nervous system, improves the function of lungs and heart. Dill is also recommended for obesity, diabetes, deposition of salts.