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What is Dill Seed Used For? Health Benefits and Side Effects of Dill Seed in Food

Dill Seed is used for its essential oils. It is also used as a powdered spice. The seeds are used in foods due to its strong aroma. It is also used in the manufacture of pickles and soups. It is popular for its use in salad dressings, curry blends, processed meat, cheese and bread as well. In pharmaceutical sector, it is used for its anti-spasmodic, carminative, diuretic, stimulant and stomachic properties. Dill seeds are often chewed for alleviating bad breath. It improves milk flow in lactating women. It can cause photo-dermatitis, which is a rash that enhances on exposure to sunlight. Breathing problems and tightness of throat and chest are also other side effects.

by Margaret Walker on Mon, 03/07/2011 - 22:08


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