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Dill has numerous healing abilities


The aromatic plant Dill a lot of myths: As a bundle of Dill to help under the pillow against nightmares, while it is supposed to keep attached to the door of evil witches. First and foremost, Dill is used to Flavor food, and here particularly to the Seasoning of the cucumber. Therefore, this spice is a plant known commonly as cucumber herb, a Name it shares with the Borage. As a spice both the leaves and the fruits of the fennel can be used. The leaves can be harvested from June to July, and fruits from August to September.

Dill contains valuable ingredients

Dill has a slightly sweet taste, with the fresh herb will taste sweeter than the dried fruits. 100 grams of dried Dill contain an average 5.5 grams of water, 4 grams of fat, 20 grams of protein, 57 grams of carbohydrates and 12 grams of fibre. Of minerals especially Calcium, potassium and sodium substances in the Dill.

Decisive for the use as a spice in the content of essential Oils: a Total of 100 grams of between 0.1 and 0.35 grams of essential Oils. In the leaves, their share is between two and four per cent, in the fruit, it is eight per cent, even higher. In the Oil of the fruits of carvone and limonene are the main components in the Oil of the leaves you will find, however, phellandrene and other monoterpenes.

Dill with healing effect

Dill is said to have numerous healing effects. The gladiators with Dill-Oil rubbed supposedly already in ancient Rome to prevent their wounds inflamed. Today Dill as a remedy for loss of appetite and insomnia, but is also used in stomach complaints, flatulence and menstrual cramps. Stomach disorders are best with a Dill tea to relieve.

For the tea, the crushed fruits of fennel are used. Five grams will be left with 100 milliliters of hot water poured on and then for five to ten minutes. Against sleep problems should help in contrast, no tea, but a glass of dill wine. For the production of dill wine a glass of white wine heated, and then about a teaspoon of dill seeds is poured. The wine for a few minutes, and then strain. The dill wine in small SIPS to enjoy.

To recommend the Seasoning with Dill in addition, mothers in the breastfeeding, because Dill has a milk-enhancing effect.

Spicy recipes with Dill

Dill, together with other herbs such as thyme, Basil, rosemary, marjoram and tarragon to the basic equipment of every kitchen. When cooking, he is laid mainly as a spice for pickled or fresh cucumbers, and salads. Also to Flavor sauces, it is often used. Dill sauce can be prepared easily, for example, with this recipe for a delicious honey-mustard-Dill-Sauce. To eight tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of vinegar and four tablespoons of mustard mix.

Then, 100 milliliters of Oil under the Sauce, stir. The Dill and chop in the Sauce and then season with salt and pepper. Also, Dill is also used in the preparation of fish and meat. For Seasoning most of the time, dill tips are used for fish dishes, however, preferably the leaves.

Background: growing and harvesting

Dill is a plant used as a spice, and belongs to the family of Umbelliferae. The Plant is native to Western Asia, now cultivated, but throughout the world. Already in ancient Greece and in ancient Rome the spice plant was used. Dill can be grown both outdoors as well as in the greenhouse. Perfectly suited for growing in warm soils with a high humus content are moist.

For the cultivation of Dill you need but not necessarily a garden. It is possible to grow the spice as well in a pot in the kitchen or on the balcony. Dill is grown in the apartment, should have the Plant, your location on the window.