Aromatic Culinary Herb Called the Dill

By Crooked Bear Creek Organics

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs


Anethum graveolens syn. Peucedanum graveolens

Also, Known As:

  • American Dill
  • Common Dill
  • Danish Dill
  • Dill
  • Dillseed
  • Dilly
  • Dillweed
  • European Dill
  • Garden Dill

The familiar culinary plant known as the dill is an annual aromatic herb, which is about thirty inches tall – seventy-five centimeters in height. The herb bears feathery leaves on an erect stem that is hollow inside. When in bloom, the herb bears a large number of yellow colored flowers in umbels on the stem.

The dill has been traditionally associated with superstitious beliefs in Europe, and hanging a bunch of dill herbs over the door was supposed to protect one against witches and sorcery in the olden days. While the herb is no longer associated with such superstitious beliefs these days, it is still used to a great degree in the manufacture of herbal medications and in culinary dishes in many cuisines around the world.


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