Healing greens - dill. Medicinal and useful properties, contraindications

 Healing greens - dill. Medicinal and useful properties, contraindications

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Dill is one of the most common herbs on our table. But in addition to taste, it has long been known for its beneficial properties and is actively used in folk medicine to treat many diseases and relieve symptoms.

We will talk about the beneficial properties of this plant in this article. Let's talk about who is shown, and who is better off using this plant. Find out about the chemical composition of this plant and many more interesting things from our article.

The healing properties of a fresh green plant

Due to its rich composition, dill is useful for most systems of the human body.

It is not for nothing that it is also called the “grass of youth”. This plant contains all the elements that are necessary for the functioning and functioning of organs, especially the circulatory and digestive systems.

How is it useful for women?

  • During pregnancy a decoction of dill will help with early toxicosis, stool disorders, the appearance of edema, increased irritation and emotional instability. This method will not harm the fetus, but it will help the expectant mother to get through this period comfortably.
  • While breastfeeding dill will help improve lactation due to its lactogonic properties.
  • Also, dill will help normalize menstrual cycle and relieve menstrual pain.

You can find more information about the benefits of dill for women here.

For children

For a newborn baby, dill will help reduce anxiety, solve intestinal colic problems and normalize appetite. To do this, you need to regularly give your baby dill water or a decoction.

We talk about how dill can be used for children in this material.

For men

In folk medicine dill is often used as a means of increasing male potency... Regular addition of fresh greens of dill to the diet will help solve the problem, cope with male impotence.

Learn how men can use the beneficial properties of dill here.

How to take for weight loss?

  • Dill reduces swelling, helps to remove excess fluid from the body. This property is useful for losing weight.
  • Also decoction contributes to the normalization of metabolic processes in the body and a decrease in appetite, which will protect against overeating.

We talk about the use of dill for weight loss in a special article.

For the pancreas

Due to the microelements included in the composition, dill is an excellent remedy for the pancreas, the normalization of its work. Most often, dill seeds are used for this, which can be brewed or added to food in the form of a spice.

With regular use of the broth in a short time, you can observe a decrease in the symptoms of inflammation and disruption of the pancreas, and over time it will completely return to normal.

With bloating and flatulence

With bloating and flatulence in both children and adults, dill water will help, the usefulness of which is that it:

  • it improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • stimulates intestinal motility;
  • relieves spasms and starts, improves metabolic processes.

When preparing dill water, you can also add carrot seeds to solve these problems. For bloating, the addition of chamomile flowers and valerian root is recommended.

For the kidneys

Dill is known for its use in traditional medicine and as a remedy for kidney problems., normalizing their work. A decoction of dill seeds will help in the purification of this important organ and will relieve many of the symptoms and contribute to improvement. It is recommended to periodically drink a course of dill decoctions to cleanse the kidneys and prevent diseases.

For face and skin in general

Dill acts on the skin both from the inside, due to the improvement of metabolic processes in the body, removal of puffiness and removal of excess moisture, and externally. In cosmetology, this plant is widely used to care for the skin of the face and body, it is part of many creams, masks, oils and other products. Many women make themselves "dill" procedures at home.

As a diuretic

Dill is one of the best diureticsused in traditional medicine. With regular courses, you can get rid of most diseases of the genitourinary system, kidney problems (find out if the plant will help with cystitis here). It is also recommended to use a decoction of dill as a prophylaxis.

Medicinal qualities of the oil

Dill essential oil can differ in its healing properties and composition, depending on which part of the plant it is obtained from.

Dill leaf oil is the most valuable and can be distinguished by its pronounced dill aroma. The oil is used in cooking, cosmetology and folk medicine. It's great:

  • improves digestion;
  • relieves pain and spasms;
  • helps to normalize the genitourinary system;
  • reduces puffiness.

Dill essential oil is also used in aromatherapy. It is often prescribed for:

  • bronchial asthma;
  • colds;
  • high blood pressure;
  • disorders of the heart.

It contains substances that are similar in properties to estrogens - female hormones. therefore dill oil will be useful for girls, women of any age and even to young mothers.

Grass roots

Is this part of the plant useful or not? Dill roots are often underestimated, but they are also rich in composition and have a positive effect on all body systems and general condition.

Experienced herbalists recommend preparing infusions and decoctions from dill roots, which are especially good at coping with gastrointestinal problems, cardiovascular diseases, and kidney dysfunction. Also, the infusion has an antibacterial effect, therefore it can be used to treat small wounds, cuts.


Are seeds good for you? Of course, this is a storehouse of valuable trace elements and vitamins. In addition to cooking decoctions, infusions and dill water, they are a wonderful spice. Seeds can often be found in marinades, hot meat dishes, soups.

In folk medicine, decoctions from dill seeds are used for children to prevent intestinal colic, to help the baby in the development and normalization of the gastrointestinal tract.

It is also recommended for a nursing mother to add the use of dill water to her diet on a daily basis. This will not only improve lactation, but also have a positive effect on the baby.

Does it thicken or thin the blood?

The acid, which is part of the greens of dill, helps to strengthen the walls of blood vessels and thins the blood. Also dill is known as an assistant and stimulator of hematopoiesis processes... Therefore, it is recommended for people suffering from problems with the circulatory and vascular systems.

Is it true that dill tincture raises the level of leukocytes and how else it can be used, you will find out here.

Chemical composition

100 grams of fresh dill contains:

  • Protein - 2.5 gr.
  • Fat - 0.5 gr.
  • Carbohydrates - 6.3 gr.
  • Dietary fiber - 2.8 g
  • Water - 85.5 gr.

The fresh leaves of this plant contain:

  • B vitamins;
  • a large amount of vitamins C, K and A;
  • beta carotene.

From trace elements, dill includes:

  • calcium;
  • magnesium;
  • manganese;
  • chromium;
  • cobalt;
  • zinc;
  • potassium;
  • selenium;
  • copper;
  • phosphorus;
  • sodium;
  • silicon.

We consider the chemical composition of the plant in more detail here.

Useful qualities of boiled, frozen, dried herbs

When boiling, dill saturates the water with its essential oils, however, during prolonged heat treatment, most of the vitamins are lost.

  • Dill decoctions are widely used to solve problems of the gastrointestinal tract, restore metabolism, cleanse the body.
  • Frozen dill retains all its beneficial properties and composition, so this is the most suitable way to store fresh herbs for the winter.
  • Also often fresh dill leaves dried to be used in winter for preparing various dishes or medicinal decoctions and infusions. At the same time, it retains most of the vitamins and minerals. But the essential oil in this form is lost, namely, it is the source of aroma and a storehouse of benefits for women.

What is the tincture used for?

Dill tincture is:

  • excellent antibacterial agent;
  • restores the intestinal microflora and normalizes the digestive tract;
  • helps relieve pain and cramps;
  • improves appetite.

In addition, such an agent is a vasodilator, which helps to stabilize blood pressure, improves the functioning of the heart and cardiovascular system.

Indications for use

Since dill has a fairly wide scope and effect on various body systems, indications for use may be different:

  1. First of all, these are disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and digestive system. Dill is an effective remedy for these kinds of problems.
  2. If you suffer from high blood pressure, poor vascular patency, then you should pay attention to this unique plant.
  3. Problems with the kidneys and the genitourinary system are also an indication for the regular use of dill.

We talked in more detail about what dill heals and in what areas it is used in this article.

Can it be harmful to the body?

Like any other food, if consumed excessively, dill can lead to serious health problems. Therefore, you should not abuse this plant.

Experts recommend eating no more than 100 grams per day for an adult and no more than 20 grams for a child.

Are there any side effects, are there allergies?

In the absence of contraindications and moderate use, dill does not cause side effects and harm. But an allergic reaction to this plant is possible. Most often it manifests itself in the form of:

  1. itching in the mouth;
  2. swelling of the lips and tongue;
  3. attacks of bronchial asthma;
  4. diarrhea;
  5. vomiting;

In severe cases, it can lead to anaphylactic shock.

Those who have allergic reactions to other plants of this family need to be especially careful:

  • caraway;
  • fennel;
  • celery;
  • parsley, etc.

Therefore, if you have experienced a reaction to such foods, you should refrain from eating dill.


As a seasoning when eaten, dill is completely safe in moderation. But there are several contraindications for medicinal use:

  1. Diabetes... Dill can help lower blood sugar levels, so people with diabetes need to monitor their performance, and in severe forms of the disease, completely abandon it.
  2. Surgical intervention... Since dill has blood-forming and thinning properties, it is necessary to stop taking it two weeks before the operation.
  3. Individual intolerance... If you are experiencing allergies or feeling unwell, stop using dill.


It is recommended to limit the use of high doses to women in position. This is especially true for seeds and infusions from them. When breastfeeding and in young children, you also need to be careful and closely monitor the dosage and body response.

Dill is a storehouse of nutrients and a source of most vitamins and elements.necessary for the body to work. But do not forget that everything is good in moderation. Do not neglect the recommendations of specialists, be sure to consult your doctor before using this or that remedy.

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