Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Lao Coriander, otherwise known as Dill, is an herb used in many traditional dishes around the world as well as for medical purposes. Its name has thought to have originated from the Norse or Anglo-Saxon word "dylle" which means "to soothe or lull". In Anglo-Saxon England, Dill was used for various medicinal purposes such as for:
  • Headaches
  • Boils
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Stomach Problems
  • Liver Problems
  • Nausea
It may also be used for:
  • Fever and Colds
  • Cough
  • Bronchitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Nerve Pain
For a more complete list of uses, click here.

In Greece, Dill leaves were used as fragrance. It also has the ability to be used as an antibacterial against Staph infection. However, Dill may also cause miscarriage.

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