Annual plant that may reach about seventy centimeters high, their presence is quite common in uncultivated land and fallow, growing more common in low areas of the Ebro Basin and southern areas of the country.
Well known from the early civilizations of mankind, and is mentioned in ancient Egyptian papyri and later in the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome.
The stem has grooves along which give a tone white and green on the inside has a white pith. It has no villi.
We find dill in bloom from June and off since August.
The flowers are yellow and arranged in large umbels that can have up to twenty five radios.
The essence is mainly extracted from the seeds-the richest-but it can also be extracted from the leaves, although in this case its composition is rather different from the first. The leaves are divided into lacinias capillaries, which means that have been reduced to a narrow blade that extends through the major nerves of the leaf, at first glance look like needles.
The essential oil content is a percentage of a four to three to the total weight of the fresh plant, ie quite high because usually their wealth in essential oil plants is lower. This essential oil is rich in limonene, eugenol and anethole, among others, which give carminative type actions, so it is very appropriate in cases of flatulence and heartburn caused by foods difficult to digest.
Its content of coumarins, flavonoids and caffeic and chlorogenic acids confer properties such as lactogogue, ie, that increases the formation of breast milk.
Note also popular as a diuretic use moderate, used in mild cases of edema, fluid retention, and small changes in blood pressure.
Used in cases of dyspepsia, bloating and digestive spasms in heavy and slow digestion.
Infusion. The addition of two grams of fruits of this plant for each quart of boiled water recently, leaving it in contact for five minutes, stirring occasionally. It proceeds to further filtering and the liquid thus obtained can be used after the main meals of the day.
Distilled water dill. You can take this preparation a quantity of 75 grams divided into three doses throughout the day, preferably after heavy meals.
HABITAT: Uncultivated fields
PART USED: Fruits
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