Seriously though, it's quite the healthful little herb.
Here's the Dill....
This common ingredient for modern do-it-yourself "picklers" was so historically valued that the ancient Israelites were required to tithe from their supplies. The ancient Greeks and Romans also cultivated dill as a kitchen herb. Dill has been used traditionally as a remedy for cancer and estrogen deficiency, and research supports dill's 3,000-year use as a digestive aid and remedy for excessive intestinal gas.
Dill-seed oil inhibits the growth of several bacteria that attach to the digestive tract. As a tea, it soothes the stomach and intestines and also relieves upper-respiratory ailments. Its oil is so strongly antibacterial that it inhibits organisms such as anthrax (Bacillus anthracis). Dill contains various phytochemicals that act as insecticides, enhance estrogen levels and serve as a uterine relaxant, and fight infection, bacteria, and insects.
Source: James A. Duke, Ph.D., Herbs of the Bible: 2,000 Years of Plant Medicine
Dill isn't so dull after all!
Here's a yummy dill sauce recipe to try:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/8 t. garlic powder
1 t. fresh lemon juice
2 T. chopped fresh dill (organic if possible!)
Mix together and serve! Goes great with Tilapia.
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.