12 Amazing Facts About Dills

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Dill is good fresh too, especially when added to soup, salad, or stir-fry, but it retains much of its flavor as a dried seasoning. What do you know about Dill?

  1. The ancient Egyptians used dill as a medicinal plant, as evidenced by manuscripts discovered by archaeologists – dill decoction was used as a remedy for headaches.
  2. In ancient Rome very often the winners of various competitions were presented with dill wreaths.
  3. In the Middle Ages, many peoples believed that dill protects against witchcraft. Bunches of dill were hung throughout the house so that its smell drives away evil spirits.
  4. During archaeological excavations of Roman ruins in the UK, fossilized remains of dill were discovered.
  5. A description of the effect of dill seeds and their leaves on various human organs was given in his work “Canon of Medicine” by the world-famous Persian scientist Avicenna, who lived from 980 to 1037.
  6. Botanists admire this plant for its thin and at the same time surprisingly strong structure – even a very strong wind cannot break the stems of dill.
  7. The smell of dill repels most insects.
  8. The essential oil contained in its stem, leaves, and seeds gives this plant a special aroma.
  9. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, in his treatises, considered the benefits of dill as a medicinal plant.
  10. Dill seeds remain viable for up to 10 years if you follow the storage conditions.
  11. Dill extracts are used as raw materials for the production of perfumery and cosmetics and are also included in creams, toothpaste, and colognes.
  12. It has been scientifically proven that eating dill improves metabolic processes in the body.
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