Formal Name: Anethum graveolens
Supplement Forms: Plant, liquid

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information


The word "dill" comes from the ancient Norse word "dylla," which means "soothe" or "lull." The herb was used medicinally by the Egyptians over 5,000 years ago.

Bodily Functions Dill Assists

The dill plant, typically grown in western Asia and the Mediterranean, is a delicious herb with a bevy of health benefits. Dill provides several important nutrients, including protein, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Traditionally, dill is used to relieve an upset stomach. In addition, dill provides antioxidants, fights harmful bacteria, and may even lower your cholesterol.

Foods High in Dill

Dill leaves can be left whole and added to a salad, or chopped and used as a flavoring in a variety of dishes. Try mixing some chopped dill into melted butter and drizzling it over potatoes, or sprinkling some chopped dill over fresh fillets before grilling.

Ailment That Dill Eliminates:
  • Soothes an upset stomach
  • Eliminates bad breath
  • Works as a sleeping aide
  • Potentially lowers cholesterol
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • May cause dermatitis in some individuals