Definitely Dill When Your Tummy is Ill

The last herbal kitchen series post I did my partner suggested lavender – there is tons and tons of information about lavender. The next one he suggested was dill. Which I was excited about because I was taught it is wonderful for infant and nursing mother health. 

Surprisingly, for an herb with such a long history of medicinal use there wasn’t a ton of information out there, even though through my education it was touted. But herbs can certainly fall in and out of fashion.  

Usually when people think of dill they think of pickles, potato dishes, ranch dressing, and perhaps some ham dishes. Dill was not an herb that was a huge part of my childhood foods (except for pickles, I loved and still love pickles) so my associations with dill have more to do with herbal usages. 

Mainly the seed gets used in the herbal world, but there are medicinal constituents in the fronds as well.  

Dill is one of the most famous old English remedies for colic in infants and is also known for helping mother’s increase breast milk production. 

Dill is also wonderful for upset stomachs, improving overall digestion, easing flatulence, the seeds can be chewed to freshen your breath, and it is an anti-inflammatory. 

So perhaps next time you are making some bitters you will add dill into the mix! 

If you are interested in learning more about herbs and Chinese Medicine can help you or your child’s imbalances please feel free to reach out to me here to book a free 15 minute consultation.

*Disclaimer* None of these statements have been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. This article is meant solely for educational purposes. Please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications

Works Cited

Gladstar, Rosemary. Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health. Storey Pub., 2008.

Grieve, Margaret. A Modern Herbal. Vol. 1, Dover Publications Inc, 1971.

Hartung, Tammi. Homegrown Herbs. Storey Publishing, LLC, 2015.Hoffmann, David. Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine. Healing Arts Press, 2017.

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