Dill is a plant that has a long history as a culinary spice. But it has also been used as a magic weapon and a medicine.
- People have used dill seeds and the parts of the plant that grow above the ground as medicine.
- In foods, dill is used as a culinary spice.
- In manufacturing, dill oil is used as a fragrance in cosmetics, soaps, and perfumes.
- It may help urinary tract disorders including kidney disease and painful or difficult urination.
- Other possible benefits include for dill include treatment of fever and colds, cough, bronchitis, hemorrhoids, infections, spasms, nerve pain, genital ulcers, menstrual cramps, and sleep disorders.
- Dill seed is sometimes applied to the mouth and throat for pain and swelling (inflammation).
- Dill is LIKELY SAFE when consumed as a food. Dill is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth as a medicine.
When applied to the skin, dill can sometimes cause skin irritation. Fresh dill juice can also cause the skin to become extra sensitive to the sun. This might put you at greater risk for sunburns and skin cancer. Avoid sunlight. Wear sunblock and protective clothing outside, especially if you are light-skinned.
- Lithium interacts with DILL
Dill might have an effect like a water pill or “diuretic.” Taking dill might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
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Source: WebMD, https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-463/dill