Latin name: Anethum graveolens Linn., Peucedanum graveolens Linn., A. sowa Roxb. ex Flem.
Sanskrit/Indian name: Shatapushpa, Satahva, Madhura, Sotapa, Sowa
Indian Dill leaves are used in tea and salads, while the seeds are used in bread, soups, salads and as a preservative.
Indian Dill has been used in traditional herbal medicine for more than 2,000 years. Its seeds treat various digestive problems, while the essential oil extracted from the seeds may relieve intestinal spasms and gripe (Source: http://www.zhion.com/herb/Indiandill.html). The German Commission E recommends the herb for gastrointestinal, kidney and urinary tract disorders.
The plant is a source of protein, carbohydrate, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium and potassium. It also contains a small amount of riboflavin, niacin and zinc. These constituents give the herb its therapeutic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- As a digestive, carminative and stomachic, Indian Dill is beneficial in treating gastrointestinal disorders.