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Ailment: Acid Reflux

Remedy: Dill

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is a perennial herb that grows to a height of 40–60 cm (16–24”). It has slender stems and finely divided soft and delicate fern-like leaves. It originated in an area covering the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The dill plant needs warm to hot summers, a high level of sunshine, and rich well-drained soils.

Dill leaves are aromatic and have a distinct flavour. Dill leaves are best used fresh, as they lose their flavour if dried. However, if they are freeze-dried some flavour is retained for a few months.

Dill leaves are used in many pickles (also dill flowers), gravlax (cured salmon), borscht and other soups.

Dill seed is used as a spice, with a flavour similar to caraway. In Lao cuisine and parts of northern Thailand and Vietnam, dill is known in English as Laotian coriander or and Lao cilantro.

Question posted by Irene of Sydney, NSW, Australia on 17 October 2013 at 16:42       1471

Do you mean you boil and drink the dill solution? Many thanks.

Comment posted by Nicky of GTA, Ontario, Canada on 11 August 2011 at 0:47       481

Dill is sold at some local grocery stores. I bought the plant, washed it and boiled it before and after meal and before I go to bed. Since then I have never experience any more indigestive problem. I used the product everyday. I just throw a handful in the boiling water. It doesn't cure it. It controls it.