Drill (Anethum Graveolens)

Drill is one of the most popular herbs used in the food industry. However, when it is been consumed it not only adds an extra flavor to the food but also has health benefits.

 

 

Description

General Information

Drill (Latin Name: Anethum Graveolens) comes from an annual plant of the Apiaceae family. Mainly it grows in Eurasia,  from May to November and blooms from April to July. Its seeds ripen from July to August. It is widely used in the field of cooking.

Medical Uses

Although Drill has been added in food all over the world for the extra flavor it adds, it has also some very interesting health benefits. Both the seeds and the flower are used for their healing properties. More specifically, the seeds are a common and very effective “home” remedy for a wide range of digestive problems. The essential oil of the seed relieves intestinal spasms. Chewing the seed improves bad breath. In addition, it is a common and beneficial addition to cough and flu medications and is also used for period pain medications. Finally, it helps increase the flow of milk to breastfeeding mothers, while at the same time the milk produced can help prevent colic.

Available Forms

  • Grated

Origin: E.U.

Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.