Health benefits of Dill
by: Dental Assistant Team
I am always looking for new information on how the food I eat affects my body, and why something is good for me.
Summer being here now, I have been looking at fresh flavor in the foods I cook as well as what I put in my juicer. Dill is an herb I have always enjoyed and my personal research lead me to this:
The health benefits of dill include good digestion, relief from insomnia, hiccups, diarrhea, dysentery, menstrual disorders, respiratory disorders, cancer, to name a few. What most people don't know is that dill is also good for oral care.
Dill is part of the same family as parsley, cumin and bay leaf. It has been used as a medicine and a spice since ancient times by both the Greeks and the Romans. Dill is said to be a good source of calcium, manganese and iron. It contains flavonoids known for their antioxidant, anti inflammatory, and antiviral properties.
Personally, aside from its taste, my favorite thing about dill is its positive impact and health benefits for oral care.
Oral Care: Dill seeds and leaves are very good mouth fresheners. In addition, the essential oils in dill are germicidal, anti-oxidant and disinfectant by nature. Dill can help with microbial infections in the mouth; and its anti-oxidants minimize damages caused by free radicals to the gums and teeth. A good source of calcium, dill also helps with bone and dental health.
Other Benefits: Among other benefits dill brings to the table, dill is relaxant, fortifying, a natural diuretic (helping flush the body of toxic substances), reduces gas, prevents cramps, anti flatulent, stimulates lactation and endocrinal secretions. Dill is also good for cholesterol, digestion, menstrual cycle, and much more...
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Article date: Jun. 08 2013
Type: Nutritional Counseling
Location: Boca Raton - Palm Beach County