Dill seeds, derived from the dill plant (Anethum graveolens), are small, aromatic seeds that offer both culinary and medicinal benefits. They are often used to soothe colic in infants. The carminative properties of dill seeds help relax the muscles of the digestive tract, reducing discomfort, and relieving symptoms such as excessive crying and restlessness in babies. They contain compounds that stimulate the production of digestive enzymes, promoting healthy digestion, reducing bloating, and alleviating symptoms like gas and indigestion.
Dill seeds have expectorant properties and can help soothe respiratory ailments. They may alleviate coughing, congestion, and respiratory discomfort by promoting the removal of mucus from the airways.
Dill seeds are a good source of calcium. They are also rich in nutrients such as dietary fiber, vitamins (including vitamin C and vitamin A), minerals (such as iron and manganese), and flavonoids. These nutrients support various bodily functions and contribute to overall health.