Dill: A Potent Remedy For Cough

Dill is used to elevate the flavour of various dishes. It has slender stems with alternating soft leaves and brown, flat, oval seeds. Its leaves possess as sweet, grassy flavour while its seeds are more aromatic.

Dill leaves help in treating seasonal colds, coughs, and fever. It is an excellent home remedy to cure simple respiratory problems (1).

The essential oils of dill contain kaempferol and certain other components of flavonoids and monoterpenes which are anti-congestive and antihistaminic in nature. Experts believed that they help clear congestion in the respiratory system due to histamines, allergies, or coughs (2,3).

This herbaceous vegetable helps remove mucus from the respiratory tract, especially if the sputum produced by coughing is viscous. It has volatile, biologically active substances that have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and expectorant properties. These substances work by inhibiting the growth of pathogens and helping relieve inflammation. Dill seeds are actively used in diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract (4). It is used as a supplement added to most cold remedies to assist in reducing the amount of time a cold lingers within the body (5).

How To Use Dill For Cough

For this remedy, we need to grind 1 tablespoon of dill seeds and pour 500 g of water into it. Drink this infusion 3 times in 100 ml per day.

For 1 tablespoon of seeds, use 1 cup of boiled water. Insist in a thermos for 2 hours, add honey (optional), and take up to 3-4 times a day.

A tablespoon of seeds is poured with 1 cup of boiling water, well insisted, and filtered. Take half a cup as an expectorant.

Cooking With Dill

For a pasta salad. Oil, lemon, and dill make for a delicious and simple pasta salad dressing. Have a pasta loaded with summer vegetables and dressed with oil, lemon, and dill.

Have an egg salad. Add a decent amount of chopped fresh dill to a mix of hard-cooked eggs, Dijon, mayo, and scallions.

In a creamy buttermilk ranch-style dressing. Include fresh dill—along with chives and thyme—and use a good bit of it.

Relax with a great snack.  Take the pit out of dates, stuff in a little piece of feta, plus a mint leaf and dill sprig. Some toasted walnut in there would also be amazing.

The seeds are also used in herb butters, salad dressing, meat stews, and an array of soups.

Sources:

  1. https://www.womenfitness.org/dill-leaves-benefits-recipes/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3249919/
  3. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/seed-and-nut/dill.html
  4. https://en.tomahnousfarm.org/4955-dill-for-cough-medicinal-properties-and-features-of-u.html
  5. https://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-dill.html

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