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Anethum graveolens

(Common name:- Dill)


Anethum graveolens

Dill is short lived perennial herb from genus Anethum.


This herb is a hardy annual, and a native to Mediterranean region.

It has been used since thousand years back as in Middle Ages it was used against evil practices in magic and witch craft.

Romans started consuming it and displayed in their places to bring good luck.

It has various uses as medicine and added to food to add flavor.

Plant Description

Dill is from carrot family and a relative too parsley and fennel.

The plant grows ordinarily from 2 to 3 feet high and is alike fennel, though smaller having the same feathery leaves withstands on sheathing footstalks with linear and pointed leaflets.

It should be planted in full sun and preferably in fertiled well drained soil with lot of organic matter.

It is important to plant dill in a protected area from wind that could blow the plant.

It grows best in warm weather in the temperature of 75- 95 degrees F. There is a need to be watered frequently.


It is naturalized in Mediterranean region and southern Russia.

It grows wildly among corn in Spain, Portugal and upon the coast of Italy.

Parts Used

Dried ripe fruit and leaves are used.

Culinary Uses

Medicinal Uses