Dill is an annual plant used for centuries both as in cooking and as a medicinal herb. Native to the Mediterranean, southern Russia, and Scandinavia, today dill is cultivated throughout America, Europe, and Asia. You may have had your first experience with dill's pleasant taste in cooking or pickled vegetables. Nowadays the seeds and leaves are used for cooking, but people are rediscovering the medicinal properties of the ancient herb. The health benefits of dill are worth exploring.


1. Relieves Gas

If you tend to be gassy or have flatulence, you'll be delighted to know that dill is a carminative, an ingredient that can dissolve gas and keep it moving through the intestines. So, if you deal with excessive gas, eating dill will reduce your discomfort without medications.

gas and dill

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