Latin Name: Anethum graveolens
Old Witchy Name: Semen of Hermes
Dill is an annual plant, growing up to 1.5 m in height. It has fern-like,feathery leaves, about 0.3 m long. Flower stems are stiff and hollow. Flowers are borne in large, compound umbels. They are small and numerous, yellow in color, with tiny petals rolled inward. Fruit is a flat pod, bitter in taste. Whole plant is strongly aromatic, with taste similar to caraway.
Love, Protection, Psychic Protection, Money, Luck
One can bring good fortune and a healthy outlook to ones guests by opening a meal by breaking and sharing Dill bread imbued with subtle Magick.
Dill is often used in love and protection charms.
Dill is very effective at keeping away dark forces, and it is well suited for the blessing of ones home.
Dill is a good herb for those who pursue Magickal knowledge, for it keeps the mind clear between the realities of Magick and superstition.
Use dill seeds in money spells.
It is said that if you add dill seeds to a bath before going on a date you will be irresistible. (If you try this and it works, let a sister know! ;))
Dill is high in Calcium.
Many herbalists recommend Dill to ease colic in infants in the form of "gripe water", and to promote the flow of milk in nursing women.
Dill seeds from India are the seeds offered to guests after dinner to aid in digestion.
Dill water has often been used to induce sleep in babies. Dill is an aromatic digestive stimulant. It also helps expel trapped gas.
Dill seeds are used whole or ground as a condiment for flavoring meats, sauces, stews, breads, vinegars, pastries, and vegetables.
Dried and fresh leaves are used in sauces, salads, soups, stews, and vinegars.
Dill is an important flavoring agent in the pickling of cucumbers.
Cautions and Contradictions:
Dill can cause contact dermatitis in some people.
The seeds should be collected when fully ripe, that is when they have turned brown.
IMPORTANT: Please not the information found on this blog is for reference only; it is not intended to replace a doctor's diagnosis and care.