Scientific Name: Anethum graveolens
Plant Characteristics: This hardy, short lives annual has fragrant leaves that grow in early spring, with yellow flowers that bloom in the summer.
Culinary: Dill was used, and is still used as an herb for flavoring and pickling.
Medicinal: Dill is used as a stimulant. It was also used to ease digestion and to help stop hiccups and colic.
Fun Fact: During colonial times, Dill was called “meeting seed,” because ladies would eat Dill to keep from falling asleep during long church sermons and other meetings. They also fed Dill to their children for the same purpose.