Dill

Dill is very similar looking to fennel, except that it is annual and is not so tall.

Part plant used: Leaves and seeds.

Safety Information: No issues.

Active ingredients: Essential oil rich in carvone and limonene, as well as fatty oil, tannins, and mucilage. Dill has digestive-tonic and antispasmodic properties, as well as being slightly sedative.

Culinary use: The fresh leaves give a delicate anise flavor to soups, sauces, and fish dishes, and are also used in pickles and chutneys. They are also good in cucumber salad and egg or cheese dishes.

Medicinal use: Standard infusion of the leaves is extremely mild and gentle on the digestion, even suitable for children age 5 onward.