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Dill Health Benefits

Dill weed is a unique perennial herbal plant in the sense that both its leaves as well as seeds are used as a seasoning. Dill is native to Mediterranean and East European regions. This popular herb contains no cholesterol and low in calories.

 

However, it contains many anti-oxidants, vitamins like niacin, pyridoxine, etc., and dietary fibers, which help to control blood cholesterol levels. Dill can be a perennial or annual herb, depending on where it is cultivated in the world.

 

This herb is used in almost every continent on the planet in some capacity, and although it is called many different things, it serves similar purposes in much of the world cuisine.

 

The calcium content of dill means that it is an important element in protecting you from bone loss and the loss of bone mineral density.

 

Osteoporosis affects millions of people each year, and calcium, along with other essential minerals, is a key component in the proper growth and development of bones, and the repair of injured bones as well.

 

Dill has long been associated with antimicrobial activity, and it has been shown to prevent a number of microbial infections throughout the body, both those in various organs and those potential infections that land in wounds or small cuts on the skin.

 

Dill seeds and leaves are very good mouth and breath fresheners. Apart from that, the essential oils in it are germicidal, antioxidant and disinfectant in nature.

 

Due to these properties, they help end microbial infections in the mouth and their antioxidants minimize the damage caused to gums and teeth by free radicals.

 

Dill contains properties which may improve digestive functioning. It may help to manage stomach acid levels which may help to reduce the occurrence of bad breath and acid reflux.

 

It also soothes upset stomach, prevents diarrhoea, and reduces the amount of gas produced in the intestines. Additionally, dill contains dietary fiber which is beneficial for optimal digestive health.

 

Dill has been used as a headache remedy since ancient times. Use the same method for treating hiccups – place fresh dill into boiling water, strain it, and then drink the resulting tea to reduce the pain of a headache or drink dill pickle juice for a faster option.

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