15 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow In Your Home Garden That Will Help You Sustain Your Health

Dill

The different parts of the plant are used in human societies. For instance, the leaves are used as a herb, whilst the seeds are common and loved spice. The dill is used extensively across Europe and Central Asia. It’s used as a traditional spice mostly for culinary purposes. Most people believe it has medical uses to alleviate jaundice, headache, lack of appetite, stomach problems, nausea and liver problems. The claims haven’t been scientifically proven yet.

Dill is known however to calm the bacteria that promote a gassy digestive system. It is also a great source of Vitamins A, C, and B-6 along with amino acids, copper.  Other benefits include fiber, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium and potassium, all of which are important for bodily purposes. Along with any digestive uses of Dill, it is also used to help to treat urinary tract disorders, bronchitis, migraines. Furthermore, it cures gallbladder infections, liver issues, and hemorrhoids.

Dill is best planted mid-spring, the plant itself needs a lot of sunshine, the more the better. Due to its relatively rapid growth (and death after it buds), dill needs frequent watering with a well-draining soil and little to no cold weather. Due to the hollow nature of the stems, the plant is also vulnerable to strong winds.

The efficient way to plant it is directly from the seeds rather than transplanting it. Planting it is easy and you just need to scatter the seeds in the desired location. This should be done after the last frost and cover the seeds with a light soil. It requires a lot of sunshine and doesn’t mind if it’s fertile soil or not.