Also known as: dillweed, dilly, garden dill, dill fruit
Parts used: Aerial parts
Meridians/Organs affected: stomach, spleen, liver
Properties: carminative, antiemetic, antispasmodic, stomachic, emmenogogue, diuretic, galactogogue, calmative, aromatic, stimulant, diaphoretic
Dill is a hardy, upright annual that has a smell not easily confused with any other plant. (Personally the scent of dill sets my mouth to watering and my stomach to rumbling.) It has ovate leaves divided into thread like segments and umbels of yellow flowers that appear in the summer followed by oval shaped seeds. It can get up to 3 feet tall and is considered a wonderful companion plant to many a gardener. It grows well with tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, cabbage, onions and lettuce. However, if growing with carrots it should be harvested before it matures as once mature it will impede the growth of the carrots.
As with all of my posts I have included some links here in regards to dill. Enjoy!