50 grams of the finest quality whole Dill Seeds.
Dill originated in Eastern Europe. Although several twigs of dill were found in the tomb of Amenhotep II they report that the earliest archeological evidence for its cultivation comes from late Neolithic lake shore settlements in Switzerland. Traces have been found in Roman ruins in Great Britain.
The seed contains up to 4% essential oils. It is used in perfuming soaps medicines and as a food flavouring. Some compounds of dill (d-carvone is mentioned as one of them) when added to insecticides have greatly increased the effectiveness of the insecticides.
Dill seed is used as a spice with a flavor somewhat similar to caraway but also resembling that of fresh or dried dill weed.
Dill seeds can be eaten raw or cooked. They are very pungent and bitter in taste. It is used as a flavouring in salads preserves its chief uses being perhaps in making dill vinegar and as a flavouring in pickled gherkins. It can also be sprouted and used in breads soups and salad dressings.
An essential oil from the seed is used as a flavouring in the food industry. A tea is made from the leaves and/or the seeds.
Dill seeds were traditionally used to soothe the stomach after meals. And dill oil can be extracted from the leaves stems and seeds of the plant.
Dill has a very long history of herbal use going back more than 2 000 years. The seeds are a common and very effective household remedy for a wide range of digestive problems. An infusion is especially effective in treating gripe in babies and flatulence in young children. The seed is aromatic carminative mildly diuretic galactogogue stimulant and stomachic. It is also used in the form of an extracted essential oil.
Used either in an infusion or by eating the seed whole the essential oil in the seed relieves intestinal spasms and griping helping to settle colic. Chewing the seed improves bad breath. Dill is also a useful addition to cough cold and flu remedies it can be used with antispasmodics such as Viburnum opulus to relieve period pains. Dill will also help to increase the flow of milk in nursing mothers and will then be taken by the baby in the milk to help prevent colic.