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Anethum Graveolens Dill Weed Seeds
Packet of 100+ organically grown seeds!
Commonly known around the world as abezon domestico, adas china, adas manis, adas pudus, adas sowa, aedtill, ain jaradeh, anega, anella, anetaverón, aneth, anetho, aneth odorant, anethon, aneto, aneto odoroso, anet pudent, anis aleman, anisillo dill, avezón doméstico, bisbas, chatakuppa, chathakuppa, dille, dill weed, dillweed, dilly, ender, endro, endro maior, endro ordinario, endrâo, eneldo, eneldo viscoso, european dill, fenoll bord, fenoll pudent, fenouil batard, fenouil puant, fonoll pudent, garden dill, grasshoper eye, grasshopper’s eye, gurkenkraut, hinojo, hinojo hediondo, huixiang, Indian dill, inojo, kopor vonavy, kopr vonny, kuming, kumingzi, lami dill, Lao coriander, maaduru, onet, oneto, pakhon, paprastasis krapas, phak chee lao, phakchi lao, phak si, sabbasige soppu, sada kuppi, sadakuppi, sameik, samin, sathakuppa, shabat, shabath, shamir, shatapushpa, shepu, sheved, shevid, shibint, shi luo, shiluo, shiluozi, sholpa, sinhala, smarzig, soa, soa-kura, soya, suva, thian-khaopluak, thian-tatakkataen, thi la, ukrop, xiaohuixiangzi, ziran, and once known by the synonyms Anethum arvense, Anethum gravelous, Anethum sowa, Ferula graveolens, Fructus anethi, Peucedanum anethum, Peucedanum graveolens, Peucedanum sowa, Selinum anethum and Selinum graveolens.
These days it is considered Anethum graveolens, and I consider it a real must for any garden.
Brings in the bees to help pollinate surrounding crops, and provides a constant supply of tasty leaves for salads, roasts, and just for nibbling as I wander around the garden.
It is traditionally used for insomnia, stomach acidity, flatulence, dyspepsia, halitosis, and mild pain relief, and is considered to be antispasmodic, carminative, mildly diuretic and I have to agree with all of that.
Studies indicate that the leaves and stem of the plant contain substances that lower blood pressure and slow the heartbeat, at least in lab animals.
It really aids digestion of other foods, reducing bloating and gas, and back in the day when I was a cigarette smoker chewing a few seeds was an easy fix for the near constant heartburn I personally suffered from.
The ancient Greeks used to cover their heads with it to help with sleep, and in the middle ages it was said to protect against witchcraft.
It contains a lot of volitile oils, flavonoids, coumarins, xanthones, triterpenes which could explain the sedative, and natural insecticide effects.
I love it and regularly make pickles by chucking a big handful of dill, a couple kg of cucumber or melon, and generous splash of vinegar.
One of my favourite snacks, especially with beer.
Easy to grow, smells amazing, long harvest period, goes well with anything in my opinion!
Especially good with fish, clear soups, potato salads and herb butters, but it goes equally well with Caesar salad, poached eggs, marinara pizza/pasta, napoli sauce, etc etc etc.
Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!