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Dill is a common plant that can be found in many summer cottages. Most people are used to considering it an excellent addition to dishes, they love it for its fresh, aromatic greens.
But few people know that dill has long been famous for its beneficial properties and has been used in folk medicine and cosmetology to solve many problems. In the article, we will consider what a fragrant vegetable helps from, whether it is allowed to drink medicinal dill infusions for gout or not, how to use a plant for type 2 diabetes and other diseases.
How to eat and how much raw vegetable is allowed per day?
Fresh dill is rich in B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin C. Thanks to this, it is useful for strengthening the immune system, improves the condition of hair, skin and nails, helps to calm the nervous system and fight insomnia, and is good for vision.
Most often, dill is consumed fresh.... For this, the leaves of the plant are used. The stems are rarely eaten as they are quite tough. However, there are several varieties that have been bred with soft stems suitable for human consumption.
Dill leaves are often added to salads, hot dishes, and used as a seasoning for soups. It is also great for marinades for fish, meat, seafood, vegetables.
It is a versatile herb, but should not be mixed with other herbs. Dill has a pronounced aroma and taste, which is why it can interrupt other herbs and spices. Also, this plant is often used to decorate dishes and a festive table.
Is it okay to eat a lot of this aromatic vegetable? 100 grams of fresh dill contains only 38 kcal, therefore, this is an excellent product for those who follow their figure, but at the same time want to eat tasty and varied. But do not overuse this plant. It is not recommended to eat more than two bunches of dill per day.
Does it need to be processed before use?
Before adding dill to your favorite dish or using it for other purposes, it must be carefully processed. It is recommended to do this as follows:
- Go through the dill greens, remove all yellowed and damaged leaves.
- Rinse under warm running water.
- Soak in a weak solution of sodium chloride or vinegar.
- Rinse under running water.
- Dry with a special dryer or towel.
It is important to rinse and process the greens well to avoid bacteria or any contamination entering the body.
Are there any contraindications?
Dill has a number of contraindications and restrictions on its use.:
- It is recommended to limit the use of dill in case of allergic reactions.
- Contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Contraindicated in low blood pressure, hypotension.
- Do not use in case of loss of strength, passive state of the body.
When using dill, it is important to remember not only the benefits, but also the possible harm of this miraculous plant for women, men and children.
Application in traditional medicine
Let's take a closer look at what and how is treated with a fragrant plant.
To relieve symptoms and treat such an unpleasant disease as gout, experts in traditional medicine have a proven remedy - a decoction of dill leaves. It is prepared simply:
- pour 1 tbsp. dill greens 1 cup boiling water;
- bring to a boil over low heat;
- boil for 1-2 minutes;
- then insist for 10-15 minutes.
You need to drink this broth warm, once a day.
With stomach ulcers
Is it allowed to give a fragrant spice to patients with stomach ulcers? Yes, and you can even make a medicinal infusion of dill greens. It prepares pretty quickly:
- 1 tsp pour the leaves with 1 liter of boiling water;
- insist 15-20 minutes.
Take 0.5 cups daily before meals.
For problems with stomach acidity, experts advise using a mixture of dill juice and honey. To get this wonderful remedy, you need 1 teaspoon of fresh dill juice mixed with 1 tbsp. honey... The use for medicinal purposes involves the use of this remedy before meals, 1 teaspoon daily.
As a remedy for insomnia
To combat insomnia, dried dill powder will come to the rescue. You should take 1 g of this remedy 3 times a day before meals.
For the treatment of diabetes mellitus, you can use a decoction of dill, 1 glass 3 times a day. You can also make a tincture. For this:
- Add 100g of dill leaves to 1 liter of red wine;
- cook for half an hour over medium heat;
- strain and let cool.
Take ¼ glass daily.
For what else you can use dill tincture, read in a separate material.
To combat parasites, you need to prepare an infusion from a mixture of plants:
- dill (50g);
- tansy (100gr);
- wormwood (100gr);
- dandelion (100g);
- chamomile (100g).
Pour boiling water over this mixture and leave to infuse overnight. The infusion should be consumed in the morning, afternoon and evening for 1 week.
With cataracts, a compress will help, which can be done as follows:
- Put dill greens in 2 cloth bags.
- Immerse in boiling water for 5 minutes.
- Let cool slightly.
- Put a warm compress on closed eyes for 10 minutes. Can be covered with a towel to prevent rapid cooling.
With a dry cough, you need to prepare an infusion of dill. Take half a glass in the morning, afternoon and evening. For the treatment of bronchitis, pneumonia, an infusion is also suitable. Drink 1 tbsp. up to 3 times a day.
For bowel treatment
To normalize bowel function, it is recommended to consume dill infusion three times a day before meals.
When eye diseases appear, compresses from dill leaves will help... These can be bags brewed in boiling water, or cotton pads soaked in warm infusion of dill. It is recommended to use it no more than 3 times a day for 10-15 minutes.
For the stomach
To normalize the stomach, relieve spasms, it is recommended to consume 100 ml of dill infusion before meals up to 3 times a day.
For swelling of the legs
With swelling of the legs, an infusion of dill will help. You need to use it in the morning and in the evening, 150ml for 3 weeks. The course can be repeated with a break of 3-5 days.
Also local compresses or baths have a healing effect... For this:
- 1 tsp dill leaves mixed with 1 tbsp. mint leaves;
- pour boiling water;
- insist 10-15 minutes,
- use locally.
It is recommended to do such compresses or baths before bedtime once a day.
With gallstone disease
To dissolve and remove stones from the gallbladder, it is necessary to make an infusion of dill and take it warm, ¼ cup 3-4 times a day for 3 weeks. After that, make an examination. If stones are still present, then repeat the course after 3 weeks..
With urolithiasis, an infusion of dill leaves will help, which should be consumed 3 times a day, 70 ml before meals.
With urinary incontinence
To solve the problem of urinary incontinence, you should brew an infusion of dill leaves and take 1/3 cup in the morning on an empty stomach for 10 days.
How to take for lung cancer?
Scientists have found that dill and parsley may help treat cancer... For lung cancer, it is recommended to use freshly squeezed juice of dill and parsley in a ratio of 1/1. Consume 50 ml before meals 2-3 times a day. Or make an infusion of dill and parsley. For this:
- 1 tsp greens pour 50 ml of ethyl alcohol;
- insist 3-4 days;
An important question is how to use the resulting medicine. This should be done in 15-20 drops per 50 ml of water 3 times a day. You can also do inhalation with a decoction of dill and parsley. It is recommended to carry out them 1-2 times a day for 15-20 minutes.
For what and how is it used in cosmetology?
With puffiness, both the use of dill infusion and local lotions and baths will help. Tinctures should be consumed 100 ml in the evening. The course should be carried out for 3 weeks, then take a break for 1 week. For lotions, a warm broth of dill is suitable... You can also add auxiliary components:
- cucumber juice.
Use compresses or baths for 15-20 minutes in the evening.
Dill will help restore scalp health, normalize the sebaceous glands, and get rid of dandruff. This will help a decoction of dill with St. John's wort:
- 2 tbsp. dill and 2 tbsp. Pour boiling water over St. John's wort;
- insist for 20-30 minutes;
- cool, drain.
This broth should be used to rinse your hair every day without rinsing. After that, do not use a hairdryer, let the hair dry naturally. Same dill hair mask will help well:
- mix 100g greens, 2 tbsp. flower honey and 1 tbsp. good olive oil;
- apply the mixture to the hair roots, distribute along the length;
- leave for 30-40 minutes.
Due to its antiseptic properties, dill infusion will help with wound healing. For this you need:
- moisten a cotton pad in the infusion;
- treat the damaged area;
- do not rinse with water.
Use 3-4 times a day as needed.
How to use a vegetable to relieve itching and irritation of the skin? It is necessary to moisten gauze or a cotton pad in the dill broth, apply to the damaged area, and leave for 20-30 minutes. It is recommended to close the top with plastic or foil. Then remove the compress.
Dill will help strengthen nails and give them a healthy look... To do this, it is recommended to regularly make warm baths from a decoction of herbs. Carry out the procedure for 10-15 minutes.
You can also add fresh dill juice to your hand cream. However, you should not do this in advance and in large volumes. It is better to mix a small amount of cream with dill juice for 1-2 applications. With a regular procedure, your UK skin and nails will noticeably improve.
Application in perfumery and aromatherapy
Dill is distinguished by a large amount of essential oil in its composition. Thanks to this, it is widely used in aromatherapy and perfumery. In aromatherapy, it is used for aroma lamps, both individually and in combination with essential oils of other plants:
- citrus fruits;
- carnations, etc.
It is also used for baths, massages. In addition, dill essential oil is actively used as a fragrance.
Dill is a valuable plant, which is used not only in cooking, but also for the treatment of many diseases. Solves the problems of cosmetology, helps to strengthen the immune system, to establish the work of the systems and organs of the human body, to calm down and relax. The main thing is to choose the correct application of this unique plant.