Anethum graveolens

Names

Names

Scientific: Anethum graveolens

English: Dill

Portuguese: Aneto, endro

Origins

Origins

Family: Apiaceae

Origin: Mediterranean region

Life Cycle: Annual

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameAnethum graveolens
English NameDill
Portuguese NameAneto, endro, funcho-bastardo
German NameDill, Dille, Gurkenkraut
FamilyApiaceae
OriginMediterranean region
HabitatSpontaneous in fallow land as well as infesting wheat fields, vineyards and farmland, more frequent in the south of Portugal and Madeira
Life CycleAnnual
Preferences CultivationUncultivated land
Method of propagationSowing - the seeds ripen from July to August
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from April to July. H: 1 m, Ø 0.3 m
Description of smells and flavorsThe leaves have a spicy and strong taste reminiscent of cumin and fennel (anise)
Properties MedicinalAntispasmodic, galactagogue, diuretic, carminative, stimulant and tonic. The high percentage of salts, particularly those of silicon, and explain the mineralizing reepitelizante action on skin tissue. The essential oil and the fruits are used to calm intestinal cramps, bloating and other dyspeptic disorders. Expectorant and mucolytic. Chew the seeds combat bad breath. Creams and lotions with extracts fight cellulite, wrinkles and stretch marks.
Properties EdibilityThe leaves are used in soups, fish dishes and cream cheese. Its leaves have a mild flavor, but intense anise and lemon. Ideal for marinated salmon or seafood, dill is also apparent as a seasoning in fresh salads or potato. Combine with basil or parsley.
Properties OtherThe essential oil is used in food industry for flavoring meals
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsUnknown
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Part used: fruit and leaves. Harvest: the leaves are harvested at any time of year, but it is preferable before the plant blooms.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe term "dill" came from the word "dilla" which means calm. The Romans associated this plant luck and Greeks wealth, using it to protect themselves from witchcraft and as an ingredient in love potions.

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