Health benefits of dill.
I absolutely love fresh dill.
It’s a beautiful flavour, adds a distinct aroma and the health benefits are plenty. This herb has been used for hundreds of years not just in cooking but as a form of medicine. You can use dill in salads or in pickles it goes great with fish. Dill is packed full of nutrients including: vicenin and kaempferol which are fantastic flavonoids, it also has vitamin A and C, Iron, Magnesium, calcium, fibre, protein, and folate.
Let’s have a look at some of the amazing health benefits that Dill can give us.
- 1) Aids in digestion
- 2) Relieves gas
- 3) Fantastic for kidney health
- 4) Lowers blood pressure
- 5) Improves appetite
- 6) Improves circulation
- 7) Helps in producing milk in nursing mothers
- 8) Can aid in diarrhoea
- 9) Keeps the breath nice
- 10) Natural antihistamine
- 11) Clears respiratory congestion
- 12) Help support regular menstrual
- 13) Aids in good sleep hygiene
- 14) It’s a known diuretic
- 15) Anti-spasmodic
- 16) Prevents the risk of cancer
- 17) Improves bone health
- 18) Helps to prevent diabetes
- 19) Good for skin health
- 20) Boosts immunity
- 21) Helps in weight loss
- 22) Calms hiccups
- 23) Fights free radicals
Cooking with herbs
Lets not just talk about dill which is an amazing herb that goes great with sea food. But in general all herbs are packed full of nutrients and should be add into your diet every single day. A simple dish can be transformed by adding a herb or two. All herbs come with their unique flavours, and its great to experiment, and of course many recipes will require more than one herb.
Herbs can be grown in tiny pots on your kitchen window and require very little attention. Grow a mixture of herbs and experiment put them in your gravy, soups, stocks, curry, stews. finely chop them and sprinkle them over your potatoes.
The best way to reap the rewards from herbs is to test and taste and see what combinations you prefer.
By Aaron Christopher Slade
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