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Dill or Dill Weed Anethum graveolens

FAMILY: APIACEAE (Carrot family)

Dill Anethum graveolens comes from the Saxon word dillan , meaning "to comfort" or "to lull." Records dating back to the Middle Ages mention dill water or dill tea being given to quiet colicky babies, a practice that some doctors still recommend today. And as it turns out, dill seems to help quiet a variety of adult stomach disturbances as well!