Dill: Benefits And Its Side Effects


Dill is a herb belongs to celery family Apiaceae. It is widely grown in Eurasian. Its leaves and seeds are used to enhance the taste of food..The feathery green herb is often added to soups and salads, also it is used as a garnish. It can be used as dried form also.

A short lived however hardy annual and are often raised from seeds with relative ease in your garden.

Dill: Benefits And Its Side Effects
Dill: Benefits And Its Side Effects

Health Benefits:

Bone Health:

Dill leaves contain calcium which is essential for strengthening bones and prevents  bone loss and also loss of bone mineral density. One of the main reasons for osteoporosis is lack of calcium. Regular consumption of this herb increases a  good amount of calcium, making your bones strong and also prevents bone disorders like osteoporosis.

Stimulates Menstruation:

This herb helps in stimulating the menstrual cycles in women, help to maintain regular cycle. Presence of flavonoids in the essential oil of dill helps to stimulate certain hormones which maintain proper menstrual cycles in women.

Reduces Inflammation And Allergies:

Dill is an anti-inflammatory herb. It helps in reducing inflammation and allergies. Presence of flavonoids and  monoterpenes in this herb help fighting against allergies. Dill seed oil is helpful to reduce the respiratory infections. Its oil is recommended for people who suffer from inflammation in the mouth.

Nutrition value:

Nutrition value per 100 g, and (RDA) Recommended Dietary Allowance percentage are given below:

Energy                                180 kJ (43 kcal)

Carbohydrates                   7 g

Dietary fiber                       2.1 g

Fat                                      1.1 g

Protein                               3.5 g


Calcium                              (21%of RDA) 208 mg

Iron                                    (51%of RDA) 6.6 mg

Magnesium                        (15%of RDA) 55 mg

Manganese                        (62%of RDA) 1.3 mg

Phosphorus                       (9%of RDA) 66 mg

Potassium                          (16%of RDA) 738 mg

Sodium                              (4%of RDA) 61 mg


Vitamin A                            (154%of RDA) 7717 IU

Thiamine (B1)                    (9%of RDA) 0.1 mg

Riboflavin (B2)                   (25%of RDA) 0.3 mg

Niacin (B3)                         (11%of RDA) 1.6 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)         (8%of RDA) 0.4 mg

Vitamin B6                          (15%of RDA) 0.2 mg

Folate (B9)                         (38%of RDA) 150 μg

Vitamin B12                       (0%of RDA) 0 μg

Vitamin C                           (102%of RDA) 85 mg

Dill has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic Medicine. Now  people use dill for certain medicinal purposes, including:

Gastrointestinal disorders, Loss of appetite, Kidney disease, Flatulence, Fever and colds, Cough, Infectious disease, Liver and gallbladder complaints, Urinary tract disorders, Hemorrhoids, Spasms, Neuropathy, Renal colic, Dysuria, Genital ulcers,Dysmenorrhea andInsomnia and other sleep disorders.

Dill: Benefits And Its Side Effects
Dill: Benefits And Its Side Effects

Side effects:

In Pregnancy:

Dill seed can start menstruation, that might lead to a miscarriage. There is not enough information about the safety of taking this as a medicine when you are breast-feeding. It’s best to stick to normal food amounts.


Dill might lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. If you have diabetes and use in amounts larger than the amounts normally found in food.


Dill might lower blood sugar. Excessive use of might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking this at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

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