Dill weed is a well-known garden herb often used as a kitchen spice. A hardy annual native to the Mediterranean and southern Russia, Anethum graveolens is a member of the Apiaceae family and has characteristic feathery leaves and umbels of yellow flowers. An aromatic herb, dill weed is often added to season creamy soups, sauces, pickling recipes, and other culinary dishes.
The Vikings cultivated a plant they called "dilla," or "soothing," that was administered to babies. The easy-to-grow dill weed has become an essential ingredient in cuisines around the world.
"Dill seed" actually isn't seed but the flat, oval, dark brown whole fruits of the herb. The term "dill weed" refers to the green leaves (and sometimes stems) of the plant. Dill seed and dill weed have different chemical compositions, different uses in cooking, and different applications in herbal healing.
In magical folklore, dill acts as protection when carried in sachets. Added to a bath, it makes the bather irresistible and stimulates lust when eaten or smelled.
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