Dill - a herbaceous annual plant of the family Umbelliferae, in nature there is only one of its kind - fragrant dill (garden). Widespread. This plant is widely used in cooking as well as in cosmetics and medicine. Medicinal properties of dill were known in ancient Greece and Rome, where it was used in the treatment of headaches.
In this plant all the useful part - leaves, stems, roots and seeds. In the summer-autumn season, we try as much as possible to eat fennel food and harvests it for the winter.
Useful properties of dill
This plant has many medicinal properties due to its rich composition. First of all, fennel is a source of vitamins (A, B, C, E, PP), and minerals. It is also very useful properties of essential oil, which is the most found in the seeds of dill. The smell of oil spicy and pungent, it is widely used folk and official medicine, cosmetics and cooking.
Fennel has carminative, diuretic, expectorant, hypotensive, laxative effect. It helps to improve the work of the gastrointestinal tract, dilates blood vessels, normalizes metabolism. Treatment fennel helps with diseases of the kidneys, liver, biliary tract, coronary heart disease, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and many other pathologies.
The antiseptic and antibacterial properties are characteristic of the essential oil of this plant, it is also used to remove toxins from the body. Dill helps with flatulence, abdominal pain, spastic nature, colitis, constipation. This plant is used externally to treat eye diseases.
If you are going to use this plant for medicinal purposes - you should consult with your doctor harm dill somewhat exaggerated, but still exists.
The use of fennel in medicine
Treatment helps with dill atonic constipation. To do this, use the infusion of the seeds, which can be prepared as follows: 2 tablespoons of seeds pour 500 ml of boiling water and infuse for 30 minutes. Take the infusion should be at 80-90ml 3 times a day for 15-20 minutes before meals.
Gastritis (high acidity) is recommended to take a mixture of fennel juice and honey (1 teaspoon).
Infusion of fennel seeds is shown in hypertension. It is prepared as follows: 2 tablespoons of mashed seeds pour 500 ml boiling water, leave for an hour, strain. Take the infusion should be 3-4 times a day before meals for 1-2 tablespoon. In addition, we recommend that regular use dill for the prevention of atherosclerosis.
Also, infusion of fennel seeds helps with constipation, colitis. 4 teaspoons of mashed seeds pour 500 ml of boiled water for an hour. Take the infusion should be twice a day for 1/3 - ½ cup.
When baby colic is very good, "dill water ', which is made from the seeds of this plant. To do this, 1/2 teaspoon of crushed seeds pour 100 ml of boiled water for 1 hour, then filtered and cooled. Every day you need to prepare a fresh infusion to keep it is not recommended. Take "dill water 'before feeding babies should be 1 teaspoon (only 4-5 times a day). In modern pharmacology for "dill with water" is meant a solution based on other plants - fennel, as it is more efficient in dealing with colic and flatulence in infants.
In adults, flatulence and helps infusion of fennel seeds. For its production of seeds 2 tablespoons must pour 1 liter of boiling water and infuse for 1 hour, then strain. The infusion is taken orally 3 times a day for 120 ml before meals.
Treatment dill helps with nocturnal enuresis, this 4 teaspoons ground seeds added 250 ml of water and infused overnight in a thermos. Take 1/3 cup in the morning for 10 days, if desired, can be sweetened with honey infusion.
When anemia can use leaves and fennel seeds. 1 tablespoon of crushed leaves (or seeds) pour 250 ml of milk and boil over low heat for 10 minutes. Drink the broth must be within 1 day in 3 divided doses.
Useful properties of dill help with insomnia and nervous agitation. For the treatment of these conditions is appointed fennel seed powder 1 g 3 times a day before meals.
A decoction of the seeds of the plant are used externally for eye wash in conjunctivitis and other diseases. To prepare the broth 2 teaspoons seed is boiled for 10 minutes in 250 ml of water, then cooled and filtered. Flush eyes and make lotions need only fresh solution, it can not be stored.
Laktogonnye dill properties make it an indispensable tool for nursing mothers. Infusion of seeds of plants drink 2 times a day ½ cup. Also included in this composition dill ready to enhance lactation teas (e.g. Laktovit).
In order to improve the work of the kidneys, liver and intestines recommended dill tea.
Since dill has antiseptic and rejuvenating properties it is widely used in the preparation of creams, masks and lotions. You can cook a special rejuvenating broth dill (1 tablespoon), raspberry leaf, hops, currants (1 teaspoon) and dry apple peel (1 tablespoon). All components are poured in 1 liter of water, heated to boiling and simmer boiled for 10 minutes. After that, the broth is filtered and drink 1 cup twice a day (preferably between meals).
Fresh dill can be used for preparation of the whitening mask. To this end, 100 g of sour cream mixed with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs and put on 20-30 minutes.
When acne mask can be used with fresh dill and egg whites. The mask is applied on the face for 15-20 minutes, rinse with cool water needed. The course of treatment is 2 weeks.
You can take a bath and with the plant to rejuvenate and give your skin tone. The hot water bath should be deleted 1 bunch dill and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
Harm dill may appear due to overuse medicate using this plant, especially in combination with other agents. Be sure to consult your pediatrician if you are going to give the baby dill water. In order not to feel the damage on fennel does not use it if you have low blood pressure.