Dill, unfortunately, is one of the unloved, unlovable herbs in our kitchen, all because of its sharp taste but we have so many reasons to give the love it deserves. Maybe when you learn about the amazing benefits of dill on our health, you will seek every opportunity to use it with every meal you eat.
Strengthens the immune system and prevents germs from entering your body
Dill contains vitamins A, C and E, as well as calcium, potassium and iron. These vitamins and minerals have very strong antioxidant properties and thanks to them, it removes harmful substances that can cause diseases such as free radicals and plays an important role in protecting us from diseases.
Effective in lowering high blood pressure
The substances contained in the dill balance the blood pressure and it’s among the most frequently used methods by the patients with high blood pressure.
Helps lower bad cholesterol
Dill is not only effective on high blood pressure, but also on bad cholesterol. It’s effective in sudden or frequently recurring cholesterol problems and helps to stabilize insulin levels.
It’s good for the digestive system
Dill supports the health of the digestive system thanks to the antioxidant properties, a lot of vitamins and minerals and is the most natural and effective solution to especially those with indigestion and gas problems.
Preserves the health of the bones
You probably didn’t see that coming but this beautiful herb has very high levels calcium in it. And with that calcium, it protects our bone health, helps the bone development in children, supports and strengthens the skeletal structure and prevents the bone resorption in the elderly.
Helps with the insomnia
The essential oils contained in the dill help the nerves to calm down and support the healthy functioning of the nervous system. This way it creates a calming effect on the body and helps us to get out of negative moods such as stress and depression.
Accelerates the healing process of inflamed areas
The combined strengths of the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties fight with all of the inflammations that occur inside or outside the body and allow the wounds to heal quickly. It can be effective on from the joint inflammations to the wounds caused by a small incision.
Creates a diuretic effect
We’ve talked about the strong antioxidant properties of dill. Thanks to these effects, the dill also produces a diuretic effect in our body. This also helps us with problems such as edema, swelling and removes excess water from our body.
Eliminates the bad breath
One of the lesser known but most effective benefits of dill is on bad breath. Its rich contents and the essential oils eliminate the source of this problem with regular use. If you complain about unpleasant odors coming from your mouth even with brushing your teeth regularly, try consuming dill regularly. You may notice the effects in a short time.
Important: We’ve learned about the various benefits of the dill but of course there are things to be warned about. If you are pregnant, have a serious/chronic condition or allergic to similar vegetables and greens never consume it without consulting your doctor.