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Also Known As : Shopla, Shepu
Technical Name : Anethum graveolens


Taste Profile

It has pungent taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Dill can be added to pickles and salad dressings to add tangy flavour.
  2. Dill leaves can be used to make various snacks.
  3. It is used to enhance the flavour of food.

Common names and forms

  1. Dill leaves
  2. Dill Weed


Dill is an aromatic plant in the celery family Apiaceae. The plant is grown for its leaves that are used as a herb. The leaves are soft and are blue-green in color.

Health benefits

  • Dill promotes better digestion and relieves constipation.(1)
  • It contains flavonoids that promotes better sleep and treats insomnia.(1)
  • It is beneficial for diabetics as it manages insulin level in the body.(1)
  • It helps to boost immunity.(1)
  • It is an anti-inflammatory herb that reduces inflammation and pain related to arthritis.(1)
  • It helps to maintain proper menstrual cycles in women.(1)

Selection Guide

Fresh dill is available only in summers whereas dried dill leaves are available throughout the year. Choose fresh dill for instant use and also dry some and store for later use.


Diabetic patients must carefully consume dill as it tends to lower the blood sugar level. It may also cause skin cancer. Those who are allergic to carrot family as they may prove sensitive to dill as well and it may cause allergic reactions.(2)

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