Health benefits of dill
When we say dill most of us think right away about pickles, but it also adds a nice flavor to the salad dressings and dips. Leaves and seeds are used in many cuisines, such as German, Scandinavian and Eastern European. It’s very easy to grow and therefore it’s perfect for your kitchen garden, especially because it withers rather quickly, so it’s always good to keep fresh leaves at hand.
Dill contains vitamin C and manganese and multiple potential health benefits. Here are few beneficial effects that dill can cause to your body.
Monoterpenes such as carvone and limonene in dill provide protection against free radicals. Also dill may neutralize particular carcinogens which are found in CO2 smoke and cigarette smoke.
Protect against atherosclerosis
Dill has effects of lowering cholesterol and glucose levels as well as affecting biochemical risk factors for atherosclerosis. This is explained by the fact that its seeds contain carotene, limonene, tannin and flandrenin as well as reducing LDL-cholesterol and increasing HDL-cholesterol, providing antioxidant effects of dill.
Anti-stress and anesthetic properties
It was found that extract from dill has quite powerful antidepressant and analgesic qualities, and completely free of adverse effects. The perfect dose for such effects is about 250 mg/kg of body weight.
Iron, manganese, calcium and magnesium that are contained in the Dill provide support and protection to your bones and joints.
Your mouth health
Together with parsley, dill is one of the best natural breath fresheners. Moreover, its antimicrobial properties clean your mouth as well, so if you’re not a fan of artificial mouth cleanses, mix of dill seeds and parsley may be the best natural alternative for you.